Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century
For undergraduate-level courses in Political Violence, Terrorism, and Criminal Justice.Unbiased in perspective, this text 1) examines the known facets of contemporary terrorism-explaining what terrorism is, who carries it out, how terrorist acts are committed, 2) analyzes the laws and special forces which nations within the international community have created to meet this challenge, and 3) predicts forthcoming patterns of terrorism in the new century. Post Cold War in focus and written specifically for undergraduate students, it helps them evaluate the dimensions of the problems presented by contemporary terrorism, and challenges them to develop solutions.
- Paperback | 240 pages
- 149.9 x 226.1 x 12.7mm | 249.48g
- 01 Sep 1999
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 2nd edition
Table of contents
1. An Idea Whose Time Has Come? 2. Not a Modern Phenomenon. 3. Ideology and Terrorism: Rights from Wrongs? 4. Criminals or Crusaders? 5. Terrorism by the State. 6. Terrorism, Inc. 7. How Do They Operate? 8. The Media: A Weapon for Both Sides? 9. Legal Perspectives on Terrorism. 10. Counterterrorism: The Use of Special Forces. 11. Terrorism, Intelligence, and the Law. 12. Security Measures: A Frail Defense. 13. Future Trends. Index.