SOC 3750 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Personality Disorder, Animal Liberation Front, Aum Shinrikyo

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Does not emphasize identifying the motive of terrorism. Threat or use of violence to intimidate or influence the public (or government) for political/religious/ideological reasons: why a definition is important: Social and political implications - allows policy to be created sanctions to be put on other nations. Terrorist objectives: group/organization/movement based terrorism (e. g. isis) Nationalism struggle for liberation of territory or independence: e. g. Isis struggle to rid middle east of western influence. Revolution radical change of existing state: e. g. Islamic jihad in egypt in order to bring about an islamic state. Vigilantism defend an established order through violence: e. g. Ulster and loyalist volunteer forces (opposed to catholic republicans in northern. Symbolism win cosmic war between forces of good and evil: e. g. Single-issue terrorism campaign for specific, limited purposes: e. g. Brym (2007) interviewed 100s of prospective suicide bombers reconstructed bomber"s biographies after death - No sign of pathology or craziness: generally more about politics than religion.

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