Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Criminological Perspectives, edited by Mathieu Deflem (Elsevier, 2004)

Mathieu Deflem, editor
www.mathieudeflem.net

Published in the series Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance, Volume 5.

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Amsterdam: Elsevier/JAI Press, Spring 2004. ISBN: 0762310405



SYNOPSIS

This volume focuses on the ways in which (sociological) criminologists study terrorism and counter-terrorism. Generally, terrorism has not been central in criminology, but since September 11, terrorism has suddenly and resolutely moved center stage in criminological debates. Conferences, lectures, funding opportunities, and publications now all fully embrace terrorism and counter-terrorism as topics worthy of serious reflection and investigation among criminologists. The papers in this volume bring out the distinct contribution criminologists and criminological sociologists have to offer in the study of (counter-)terrorism from theoretical, methodological, and substantive viewpoints.

The discussions include a usefully broad variety of themes, including conceptual and theoretical perspectives in the criminology of terrorism; hate crimes and terrorism; civil liberties and the control of terrorism; terrorism, war and crime; state crime and terrorism; terrorism and transnational crime; the police dimensions of counter-terrorism; terrorism and the (international) court; terrorism and punishment, and other issues.

The specific criminological orientation of the book makes this volume stand out among others. Bringing together distinguished scholars to present these various themes, the volume hopes to bring a comprehensive and insightful state-of-the-art overview of terrorism and counter-terrorism as themes of criminological reflection.

Published as Volume 5 in the series, Sociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance.



CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION: TOWARDS A CRIMINOLOGICAL SOCIOLOGY OF TERRORISM AND
COUNTER-TERRORISM [online copy]
Mathieu Deflem

PART I - THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES IN THE CRIMINOLOGY OF TERRORISM

TERRORISM AS SOCIAL CONTROL
Donald Black

TERRORISM AND CRIMINOLOGY
Richard Rosenfeld

A RECIPROCAL APPROACH TO TERRORISM AND TERRORIST-LIKE BEHAVIOR
Gregg Barak

PART II - METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES IN TERRORISM RESEARCH

HOW DOES STUDYING TERRORISM COMPARE TO STUDYING CRIME?
Gary LaFree and Laura Dugan

TERRORISM AND EMPIRICAL TESTING: USING INDICTMENT DATA TO ASSESS CHANGES IN TERRORIST CONDUCT
Kelly Damphousse and Brent Smith

COUNTERACTING TERROR: GROUP DESIGN AND RESPONSE MODALITIES
Michael Thomas

TERRORISM AND THE FEDERAL SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH AGENDA
Margaret A. Zahn and Kevin J. Strom

PART III - COUNTER-TERRORISM, IDEOLOGY, AND SECURITY

NEOCONSERVATIVISM AND AMERICAN COUNTER-TERRORISM: ENDARKENED POLICY?
Willem de Lint

RIGHT-WING IDEOLOGY, TERRORISM, AND THE FALSE PROMISE OF SECURITY
Bonnie Berry

PART IV - THE CONSTRUCTION AND REALITY OF TERRORISM

SPEAKING OF EVIL AND TERRORISM: THE POLITICAL AND IDEOLOGICAL CONSTRUCTION OF A MORAL PANIC
Victor Kappeler and Aaron E. Kappeler

THE CHALLENGE OF TERRORISM TO FREE SOCIETIES IN THE GLOBAL VILLAGE
Paul Leighton



NOTE

A pirated pdf copy of this book is available online.


Book review: Law & Politics Book Review.

Also see the 2015 edited volume Terrorism and Counterterrorism Today.



See related writings by Mathieu Deflem via the Publications Page.