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, communication and cultural studies.
Compact Criminology is an exciting series that invigorates and challenges the international field of criminology.
Books in the series are short, authoritative, innovative assessments of emerging issues in criminology and criminal justice – offering critical, accessible introductions to important topics. They take a global rather than a narrowly national approach. Eminently readable and first-rate in quality, each book is written by a leading specialist.
Compact Criminology provides a new type of tool for teaching, learning and research, one that is flexible and light on its feet. The series addresses fundamental needs in the growing and increasingly differentiated field of criminology.
SAGE Publications; September 2010
- ISBN: 9781446247693
- Edition: 1
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
- Title: Crime and Terrorism
Series: Compact Criminology
- Author: Peter Grabosky; Michael S. Stohl
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
In The Press
'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
'A good read, for anyone interested in learning about
terrorism and organized crime beyond the rhetoric of public figures and the narrow
discourses emanating from law enforcement' - Probation Journal