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    Critique the approach for dealing with terrorism - domestic and international


    OER Text Material

    Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World, Section: 14.5 
    Some content available through OER for this objective – section 14.5, page 557: Stopping Terrorism. Efforts to stop terrorism take two forms (White, 2012). The first form involves attempts to capture known terrorists and to destroy their camps and facilities and is commonly called a law enforcement or military approach. The second form stems from the recognition of the structural roots of terrorism just described and is often called a structural-reform approach. Each approach has many advocates among terrorism experts, and each approach has many critics.

    Supplementary Material (Videos and Reading)

    1. Protecting the Homeland from International and Domestic Terrorism Threats (NSI White Paper)
      Stopping or abating the terrorism phenomenon is not merely an issue of identifying and intercepting the perpetrators of terrorist violence. To be truly effective, strategies and tactics must also be focused far to the left, to address the factors that lead to radicalization in the first place. These efforts should span the perpetrators, the instigators, and the population that both actively and passively supports terrorism (the oft referenced "green layer"). These dynamics occur and inter-relate across many levels.
    2. UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy