Terrorism and Counterterrorism Today, ed. Mathieu Deflem (Emerald, 2015)

Mathieu Deflem, editor
www.mathieudeflem.net

This volume is published in the series, Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance, Vol. 20.

Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing, September 2015.

ISBN-10: 1785601911
ISBN-13: 978-1785601910



SYNOPSIS

The chapters in this volume deal with issues of terrorism and counterterrorism and the study thereof, especially in relation to crime, criminal justice, law, and social control. Applying a variety of theoretical approaches and methodological orientations, the topics addressed by the authors include lone-wolf terrorism, the prosecution and policing of terrorism, radicalization, suicide terrorism, torture, and counterterrorism policies, amongst others. The perspectives and analyses of the book are more than timely some fifteen years after the events of September 11 2001, as evinced from the manifold continuing terrorism-related concerns around the world today. This collection will be useful to students and scholars in sociology, criminology, law, political science, and public policy.

This volume is published in the series, Sociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance.



TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION: THE STUDY OF TERRORISM AND COUNTERTERRORISM TODAY [available online]
          Mathieu Deflem

PART I: PERSPECTIVES AND CONCEPTS IN THE STUDY OF TERRORISM

HOW HAS CRIMINOLOGY CONTRIBUTED TO THE STUDY OF TERRORISM SINCE 9/11?
           Gary LaFree and Laura Dugan

TERRORISM AS GRAVITATIONAL ATTRACTION [online]
           Mark Cooney and Nicole Bigman

TERRORISM AND GENOCIDE
           Bradley Campbell

THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF TERRORISM
           Cynthia A. Karaffa

PART II: VARIATIONS AND REALITIES OF CONTEMPORARY TERRORISM

THE EMERGENCE OF LONE WOLF TERRORISM: PATTERNS OF BEHAVIOR AND IMPLICATIONS FOR INTERVENTION
           Brent Smith, Jeff Gruenewald, Paxton Roberts and Kelly Damphousse

SECOND ORDER TERRORISM
           Willem de Lint

TERROK: A HYBRID PERPETRATOR IN INDIVIDUALIZED TERRORISM WARFARE
           Thomas Kron, Andreas Braun and Eva-Maria Heinke

SUICIDE ATTACKS AND THE SOCIAL STRUCTURE OF SACRIFICE
           Jason Manning

PART III: COUNTERTERRORISM LAW, POLICY AND POLICING

PROSECUTING TERRORISM: CHALLENGES IN THE POST-9/11 WORLD
           Christopher A. Shields, Brent L. Smith and Kelly Damphousse

POSTMODERN TORTURE AND THE CONCEITS OF THE WAR ON TERROR
           Michael Welch

CHANGES IN LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT BROUGHT ABOUT BY 9/11
           Gregg W. Etter, Sr.

STATE LEGITIMACY AND TERRORISM: IMPLICATIONS FOR COUNTERTERRORISM POLICY
           Jennifer C. Gibbs


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See also other volumes in the series Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance.

See other edited books by Mathieu Deflem.