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Crime and Terrorism : Compact Criminology - Peter Grabosky

Crime and Terrorism

Compact Criminology

Paperback Published: 21st September 2010
ISBN: 9781849200325
Number Of Pages: 152

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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.

Compact Criminology is an exciting series that invigorates and challenges the international field of criminology.

Books in the series are short, authoritative, innovative assessments of emerging issues in criminology and criminal justice - offering critical, accessible introductions to important topics. They take a global rather than a narrowly national approach. Eminently readable and first-rate in quality, each book is written by a leading specialist.

Compact Criminology provides a new type of tool for teaching, learning and research, one that is flexible and light on its feet. The series addresses fundamental needs in the growing and increasingly differentiated field of criminology.

'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

'A good read, for anyone interested in learning about

terrorism and organized crime beyond the rhetoric of public figures and the narrow

discourses emanating from law enforcement' - Probation Journal


'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

'A good read, for anyone interested in learning about

terrorism and organized crime beyond the rhetoric of public figures and the narrow

discourses emanating from law enforcement' - Probation Journal

-- Gary LaFree
The intersection of crime and terrorism is a particularly interesting aspect of the book. Grabosky and Stohl examine the networks, the common activities and their common use of illicit havens to provide them safe bases for their operations. But they are careful to show that the diversity of organized crime and of terrorist groups prevents over generalizations...The book serves its function of providing a compact overview of crime and terror. The book will allow its readers to have a framework to understand these two challenging phenomena. -- Louise Shelley

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 to Organized Crime
Local, national and international dimensions
Conclusions: Managing Crime and Terrorism
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ISBN: 9781849200325
ISBN-10: 1849200327
Series: Compact Criminology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 21st September 2010
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 12.7  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.16