Terrorism As Crime: From Oklahoma City to Al-Qaeda and Beyond / Edition 1

Terrorism As Crime: From Oklahoma City to Al-Qaeda and Beyond / Edition 1

by Mark S. Hamm
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ISBN-10:
0814736963
ISBN-13:
9780814736968
Pub. Date:
03/01/2007
Publisher:
New York University Press
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Overview

Terrorism As Crime: From Oklahoma City to Al-Qaeda and Beyond / Edition 1

Car bombing, suicide bombing, abduction, smuggling, homicide, and hijacking are all profoundly criminal acts. In Terrorism as Crime Mark S. Hamm presents an understanding of terrorism from a criminological point of view, arguing that the most successful way to understand, detect, prosecute and deter these acts is to use conventional criminal investigation methods. Whether in Oklahoma City or London, Terrorism as Crime demonstrates that criminal activity is the lifeblood of terrorist groups and that there are simple common denominators at work that can remove the mystery surrounding many of these terrorist groups. Once understood the vulnerabilities of these organizations can be exposed.

This important volume focuses in on six case studies of crimes committed by jihad and domestic right wing groups, including biographies of more than two dozen terrorists along with descriptions of their organizations, strategies, and terrorist plots. Terrorism as Crime offers an original and significant framework for explaining international and domestic terrorism, as well as how future acts might be detected or exposed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814736968
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2007
Series: Alternative Criminology Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 271
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Criminology of Terrorism
Part I. Global Crime and Terrorism
1. Criminal Stupidity and the Age of Sacred Terrorism: The First World Trade Center Bombing
2. Vulnerabilities of the Jihad—Prelude to 9/11: The U.S. Embassy Bombings in Kenya and Tanzania
Part II. Domestic Crime and Terrorism
3. The Legacy of Lost Causes: The Covenant, the Sword, and the Arm of the Lord
4. Charisma, Con?ict, and Style: The Order
Part III. The Current State and Future of the Terrorism-Crime Connection
5. The Seduction of Terrorist Mythology: The Aryan Republican Army
6. Al-Qaeda, the Radical Right, and Beyond: The Current Terrorist Threat
Notes
Index
About the Author

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