Terrorism - Gus Martin

  1. Extremism is defined as?
    the radical expression of one's political values
  2. Mala prohibita is defined as?
    crimes that are illegal by legislation. they are not inherently evil but society has decided they must be prohibited. ex: gambling
  3. Mala in se is what?
    crimes that are immoral/wrong in themselves. they cannot be justified in a civilized society. will never be legalized.
  4. What are soft targets?
    Civilian and other undefended targets that are easily victimized by terrorists.
  5. What is the role of symbolism to terrorist acts?
    The symbolic value of something to a victim is a fundamental consideration in the selection of targets by terrorists.
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Terrorism - Gus Martin
Definitions of key terms found in Understanding Terrorism