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Crime and Terrorism

Crime and Terrorism

  • Peter Grabosky - Australian National University, Australia
  • Michael Stohl - University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA


October 2010 | 152 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"In this important book veteran researchers Grabosky and Stohl draw on organized crime to illuminate the neglected terrain between terrorism and more ordinary forms of illegal behavior. The book is required reading for anyone interested in the critical intersection between political violence and illegal business." - Gary LaFree, Director, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, University of Maryland

"Jargon-free and bristling with thought-provoking examples from around the globe, Grabosky and Stohl have produced a lucid overview of a much-neglected area within criminology - the often murky interface between organised crime and terrorism." - Dr. Keith Hayward, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, University of Kent, UK

Terrorism and crime are two areas of knowledge that have traditionally been looked at independently. In this timely and original text, two of the leading authors in the field provide a clear and thorough look at terrorism from a criminological perspective. Integrating the latest research, the book explores the motives of criminals and terrorists, the causes of crime and terrorism and the impact of the law and the legal system. Central to this exploration, the authors examine the nexus between criminal and terrorist organizations, and the commonalities and differences between them and what this means for public policy and safety and security within states. Cross-cultural and international in perspective, this is a fresh and original text that will appeal to undergraduates, academics, and researchers in criminology, politics, international relations, sociology, communication and cultural studies.

Introduction: Terrorism and Terrorists, Crime and Criminals
Dimensions of the Problem
State Terrorism and State Crime
The Dark Side of the State

Intersections of Terrorist and Criminal Organizations
Responding to Terrorism and Organized Crime
Local, National and International Dimensions

Conclusions: Managing Crime and Terrorism

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