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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.
Chapter Two: Dimensions of the Problem
Dimensions of the Problem
This chapter summarizes descriptive information on terrorism and organized crime. First it will discuss the quality of data available from various official sources on both types of illegality, and will review recent trends. Second, it will identify forms of terror, and distinguish between cyber crime and cyber terror. Third, it will examine the crucial role of the financing of terror and the overlap of terrorism with conventional crime and criminals. Finally, it will explore domestic and transnational crime as threats to national and regional security.
Terrorism and Organized Crime: How Much is There? Where is it Heading?
It would be nice to have a clear picture of the magnitude and scope of organized crime and terrorism – comprehensive data that ...