Providing you with a wide-ranging introduction to key international issues in crime and its control, this book covers all essential theories, and clearly explains their relevance to the world today. Going beyond just looking at organized crime, the book covers a range of topics including: •Human rights •Terrorism •Trafficking •Cybercrime •Environmental crime •International Law Plenty of case studies and examples are included throughout, including the Bali 9, Rana Plaza and the shooting of Charles De Menezes, and tips on further reading make it easy to know where to go to engage with more debates in the field. Making sure you’re up to date with current issues, this book will be essential reading for students in Criminology and Criminal Justice, as well as those in Law and International Relations.

Terrorism in a Networked World
Terrorism in a Networked World
This chapter will look at
  • Terrorism as a transnational phenomenon, its structure and motivation.
  • Jihad terrorist groups, home-grown terrorism and cyber-terrorism.
  • The risk of developing tough responses considering the ‘causes’ of terrorism.
  • Public fear and policy choices in the ‘war on terror’.
  • Terrorism
  • Networks
  • Home-grown terrorism
  • Suicide terrorism
  • War on terror
7.1 Introduction

In this chapter, we consider the phenomenon of modern transnational terrorism. The events of 11 September 2001 (New York), 12 October 2002 (Bali), 11 March 2004 (Madrid) and 7 July 2005 (London), as well as countless other examples over the past couple of decades, point to a kind of terrorism with which Western societies have not been familiar, yet which seems to target them in particular though not exclusively by any means. ...

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