Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-22-2014

Subject: LCSH

Terrorism

Disciplines

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Abstract

International terrorism is a relatively new phenomenon considering the age of terrorism. Terrorism has been used for over 2,000 years, but international terrorism as we know it today was made possible by technological advances. This entry begins by reviewing pivotal historical events that led to terrorism's use, as well as the underlying reasons for terrorism today. The article then discusses the influence of political stability and culture on international terrorism. Finally, a brief discussion of counter-terrorism strategies highlights the means by which terrorism is prevented.

Comments

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Asthappan, J. 2014. Terrorism, International. The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1–8., which has been published in final form here. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.

DOI

10.1002/9781118517383.wbeccj026

Publisher Citation

Asthappan, J. 2014. Terrorism, International. The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1–8.

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