"Offering a fresh perspective on the changing face of terror attacks, Terrorism in America focuses on domestic groups, examining the beliefs, actions, and impacts of American-based terrorists and terror organizations. Editors Robin ValeriandKevin Borgeson and their contributors draw on theories from criminology, psychology, and sociology to explore the ideologies of right-wing, left-wing, and extremist religious groupshow and why they convert followers, recruit financially, and take extreme action against others. No competing text offers such in-depth and nuanced coverage of the radical ideologies behind these attacks, or the ensuing fear domestic terrorism creates, as well as the strategies to combat violent extremism.A core text for domestic terrorism courses as well as an excellent supplement for any counterterrorism or homeland security course, Terrorism in America brings its singular focus to the growth and evolution of terrorism in the United States. Interviews, case studies from the field, and chapter themes make this a highly readable text for criminal justice, psychology, sociology, and homeland security students, professors, or practitioners. "--Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction / Robin Maria Valeri and Kevin Borgeson Roots of terrorism Theories of terrorism / Thomas R. O'Connor Right wing terrorism / Kevin Borgeson Left wing terrorism / Michael Loadenthal Terrorist beliefs and ideologies Christian identity / Kevin Borgeson Islamist terror / Christopher J. Wright Sovereign citizens / Robin Maria Valeri Recruitment and radicalized From declaration to deeds / Robin Maria Valeri Lone wolf / Joel A. Capellan Prison recruitment / Mark Hamm Effects of terrorism Fear of terrorism / Thomas Monahan and Robin Maria Valeri Conclusion / Robin Maria Valeri Index.