This volume contains chapters dealing with a variety of issues related to terrorism and counterterrorism and the study thereof, especially in relation to crime, criminal justice, law, and social control. The book gathers chapters involving a variety of issues and multiple theoretical approaches and methodological orientations. The topics include, amongst others, lone-wolf terrorism, the policing of terrorism, radicalization, suicide terrorism, torture, and counterterrorism policies. The themes of the book remain timely some 15 years after the events of September 11 2001 as evinced from the manifold continuing terrorism-related issues around the world today. This collection will be useful to students and scholars in sociology, criminology, law, political science, and public policy.
Terrorism as Gravitational Attraction. How Has Criminology Contributed to the Study of Terrorism since 9/11?. Terrorism and Genocide. The Social Construction of Terrorism. The Emergence of Lone Wolf Terrorism: Patterns of Behavior and Implications for Intervention. Second Order Terrorism. Terrok: A Hybrid Perpetrator in Individualized Terrorism Warfare. Suicide Attacks and the Social Structure of Sacrifice. Postmodern Torture and the Conceits of the War on Terror. Changes in Local Law Enforcement Brought About by 9/11. State Legitimacy and Terrorism: Implications for Counterterrorism Policy. Prosecuting Terrorism: Challenges in the Post-9/11 World. Copyright page. Terrorism and Counterterrorism Today. Introduction: The Study of Terrorism and Counterterrorism Today. List of Contributors. Sociology of crime, law and deviance. Terrorism and Counterterrorism Today.