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Ch 16: Political Crime & Terrorism

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Understand how terrorism and political crime is defined in criminology with the helpful lessons provided in this chapter. Our text and video lessons cover all the topics that you're learning about in class so you can catch up, complete your homework or prepare for an upcoming test.

Political Crime & Terrorism - Chapter Summary

In these fun lessons, you discover topics related to political crime and terrorism, including genocide, espionage and several different types of terrorism. Before moving on, take the multiple-choice quizzes to make sure you understand what you've learned. It's easy to go back and re-watch any part of a video lesson by using the video tabs feature found in the Timeline. You can study at your convenience 24 hours a day on your mobile device or computer. Feel free to contact an instructor if you need assistance with any of the lessons. Once you complete this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Define political crime
  • Explain what the Genocide Convention is
  • Describe various espionage techniques
  • Detail the history of terrorism with some examples
  • Look at terrorism since 1990
  • Explore the 9/11 attacks and the War on Terror
  • Examine the history of domestic terrorism and look at examples
  • Understand cyber terrorism
  • Analyze the use of torture as a tactic to fight terrorism
  • Relate counter-terrorism strategies

10 Lessons in Chapter 16: Political Crime & Terrorism
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Political Crime: Definition & Examples

1. Political Crime: Definition & Examples

Political crime is an offense committed with the intent to harm a federal, state, or local government under certain conditions. This lesson discusses political crimes, what differentiates them from other crimes, and some examples of political crime over the years.

Crimes of War & the Genocide Convention

2. Crimes of War & the Genocide Convention

The following lesson will cover how crimes of war and genocide are identified, as well as the steps taken to prevent them from reoccurring. A short quiz will follow to check your understanding.

Espionage: Definition, History, Acts & Techniques

3. Espionage: Definition, History, Acts & Techniques

We've all heard the term espionage, but do we really know what it is? This lesson not only defines espionage, but also discusses the history of espionage and looks at some of the many techniques of espionage.

What Is Terrorism? - Definition, History, Types & Examples

4. What Is Terrorism? - Definition, History, Types & Examples

Terrorism is a major buzzword in today's society, but how much do you really know about it? In this lesson, we'll look at the history of terrorism and see how it turned into the threat we know it as today.

Rise of Terrorism since 1990: Causes & Major Events

5. Rise of Terrorism since 1990: Causes & Major Events

In this lesson, we explore the diverse and dangerous rise of terrorism, specifically that sponsored by Islamic extremism, since 1990, as well as the current terrorist threats posed to the world today.

George W. Bush: the 9/11 Terrorist Attack & War on Terror

6. George W. Bush: the 9/11 Terrorist Attack & War on Terror

The September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States forced President George W. Bush to reappraise his foreign policy. Learn about the tragic day, the Bush Doctrine and the ensuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Domestic Terrorism: Definition, History, Types & Examples

7. Domestic Terrorism: Definition, History, Types & Examples

Just about every region of the United States has been hit by some form of domestic terrorism in the past several decades, but what exactly is domestic terrorism? In this lesson, we'll explore the history and types of domestic terrorism and see some examples.

Torture as a Technique to Fight Terrorism

8. Torture as a Technique to Fight Terrorism

Terrorist acts continue to occur throughout the world. This lesson will discuss the use of different types of torture techniques used to extract critical information from terrorists that will assist in the fight against terrorism.

What is Cyber Terrorism? - Definition, Cases & Examples

9. What is Cyber Terrorism? - Definition, Cases & Examples

In this lesson, we'll learn about cyber terrorism, or terrorism occurring over electronic media and the Internet. We'll provide a few examples to help situate this topic within the larger concept of terrorism.

Counter Terrorism: Definition, Measures & Strategy

10. Counter Terrorism: Definition, Measures & Strategy

Terrorism is a major concern in the world today. In this lesson, we are going to explore methods of combating terrorism, and see how this differs from traditional warfare.

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