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Terrorism Paper Stacy McCarson CJS/235 July 2016 Viviyonne Lee Terrorism Paper Terrorism is a critical issue that the world faces today. The stressful part is not knowing when an attack will happen and the location. Terrorism not only effects the people but the government as well because its purpose is a political reason. According to Federal Bureau Investigation (2016), “Terrorism is the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives." The United States has had many attacks and attempted attacks against the government and citizens. The…show more content…
Bioterrorism involves intentional release of any biological agents to harm civilians in order to gain attention from the government. A prime example of bioterrorism is a couple of incidents shortly after the 9/11 incidents where letters containing anthrax spores had been mailed to Democratic politicians killing 5 people and 17 others were infected. Cyberterrorism happens when terrorist attack computers and networks while nuclear terrorism uses nuclear weapons to achieve their goals. Terrorist has a way of choosing their targets and victims. Terrorists use a rational cost and benefit analysis in choosing their targets. After all to plan an attack requires planning and preparation. This is why they have something called “attack cycle” that have six-stages. These six-stages are known as target selection, planning, deployment, perform attack, escape and exploitation. Terrorist choose targets that have symbolic values and that will have the greatest media attention and reaction. One way to accomplish this mission is by killing a large amount of people at one time. The reason for gaining media attention is to not only show the victims that have died or been injured by the attack but also by the public witnessing the events. This brings the entire world to victimization. Law enforcements have been putting into plans efforts to combat terrorism. The United States has
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