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Crime and Terrorism

by Peter Grabosky and Michael Stohl SAGE Publications Ltd
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Hbk 152 pages
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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, and cultural studies.

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

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.
Peter Grabosky- Australian National University