Terrorism And Terrorism : Terrorism

1231 Words Aug 30th, 2016 5 Pages
Terrorism is a common term used in the media and news everyday, especially in the United States. We are in a constant battle against ‘terrorism’, “Counterterrorism has to be woven into the everyday workings of every department. It should be included on the agenda of every meeting…” (Kelling & Bratton, 2006).
Terrorism and How to Respond
All terrorism is criminal but not all criminals are terrorists. Terrorism unlike most crimes has a political agenda behind it. Many terrorists are involved with other types of crime as well, especially if they need to fund their operation, such as money laundering, and to disguise themselves by false identity. “Many terrorists, especially foreigners who are in the United State illegally, have to live a fugitive lifestyle—that is, they have to commit crimes not just to carry out an attack but simply to sustain themselves.” (Kelling & Bratton, 2006). Terrorists and criminals may have different behavior which can help identify who may be involved in either one. Terrorist behavior may include concealed explosives and written plans to carry out his or her mission. The type of attack can depend on opportunity, if guns are more available than explosives than that might be the weapon of choice. Terrorism has been shown in the media to be an planned by a terrorist group which often has been the case in the biggest attacks like on September 11th, 2001. But like other types of crime there are lone wolves and there are terrorist groups. These two…
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