In most cases, excessive violence is used against innocent people which creates a fear that the terrorist can use for coercive purposes. This "fear" is usually directed at someone other than the victim. "In other words, terrorism is a psychological act conducted for its impact on an audience. "(1) Since terrorists need publicity to inspire fear, they often seek more unusual events that capture and hold public attention. Terrorism can be broken down into five main categories; Revolutionary, Political, Nationalistic, Nonpolitical, and State-Sponsored.
The methods used in terrorism include threats, bombings, and the destruction of property, kidnapping, the taking of hostages, executions, and assassinations. In addition to terrorist groups, governments today also engage in terrorism. Countries sometimes use terrorism as a substitute for traditional warfare by providing money, training, and weapons to terrorist groups whose activities serve their national aims. Governments may also plan and carry out terrorist actions themselves, althou...
Terrorists’ acts are intended to attain particular, solid objectives. Regularly terrorists submit demonstrations of brutality against citizens with a specific end goal to make alarm and disarray. An alternate objective of terrorist acts is to mortify governments, as we see in the illustration of Iraqi terrorists contradicted to the U.S. vicinity in Iraq who have chosen to target compassionate help laborers in Iraq. Additionally, I examined different manifestations of terrorism, including domestic terrorism, nationalist terrorism, religious terrorism, state terrorism, and global terrorism (Payne, (2013) pg112-113).
Over the past Century, terrorism has advanced from random killings to enormous plans for terrorist groups. To understand terrorism you must first define it. Terrorism as we all know it is hard to define and understand, and has many different definitions as it is used widely. The word "terrorism" stems from the word "terror", which means to instill fear in. People become terrorists when they take the actions towards instilling fear and terror upon people to prove a certain point or agenda.
There are many reasons an individual may want to join a terrorist organization which includes aspects associated to an individuals psychology, ideology, theology, and state of mind. It also includes factors like an individuals religion, culture, morals, influences, integrity, and environment. More specifically terrorists go through a top-down or bottom-up process to enter the life of a terrorist and either have a strategic choice or psychological forces which make them susceptible to terrorism and recruitment. For IC, LE, and CT professionals the psychology of terrorist group recruitment is gravely important because it will allow them to identify indicators of individuals who are at a particular point in the recruitment process, who are already recruited, and who may also be planning attacks against U.S. assets, infrastructure, and personnel. Terrorism is a serious threat to national and homeland security and it all starts with a terrorist recruitment.
This notification should allow for the public to know how best to protect themselves and not make them panic. Terrorists and criminals may have different behavior which can help identify who may be involved in either one. Terrorist behavior may include concealed explosives and written plans to carry out his or her mission. The type of attack can depend on opportunity, if guns are more available than explosives than that might be the weapon of choice. Terrorism has been shown in media to be an planned by a terrorist group which often has been the case in the biggest attacks like 9-11.
The impact of Terrorism Terrorism has and is changing the world. The U.S. government describes terrorism as “premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents” (Gupta12). The implications of terrorism go beyond the casualties. Terrorism has evolved drastically; the ramifications of these unjustifiable acts of terror have and are having a great impact in our everyday lives. A single act of terror can strike fear and gloom into an entire country.
Triggering devices have become more difficult. The potential for using weapons of mass damage, including biological and nuclear material, exists. US military personnel will continue to be targets for terrorists for the same reason they have in the past. Collectively and individually, they symbolize US power. (www.cnnsi.com/terrorism) Overall, ever since September 11, 2001 with the attacks on America, terrorism is a huge threat.
'It is generally intended to intimidate or coerce a governments, individuals or groups to modify their behavior or policies (The Vice President's Task Force on Combating Terrorism, pg. 17). '; Violence is its main ley in obtaining this change. Terrorist aim at the entire population. Which increases their chance of change.
Introduction The critical analysis of the article titled “Law Enforcement Tactics and Their Effectiveness in Dealing with American Terrorism: Organizations, Autonomous Cells, and Lone Wolves” written by Christopher Hewitt examined the terrorism activities and law enforcement regarding the terrorists attacks that were prevailed in the state (Hewitt, 2014). In this regard, the policies, law enforcement, counterterrorism was identified and the political framework was addressed the issues regarding terrorism and political violence in the states. However, articles focuses on the Lone wolf and autonomous cell terrorism that was ruling in the states and the impact of terrorists activities were highlighted as the discussion proceeds. Discussion The author have admirable portrayed the impact of terrorist among the citizens and political framework regarding the terrorism and violence prevailing in United States. In the study the investigations were captured by analyzing number of cases of terrorist’s attacks in United States.