A Look at Terrorist Behavior How They Prepare

Feb 3rd, 2012
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Read the attached article, “A Look at Terrorist Behavior: How They Prepare, Where They Strike” and answer the following questions in a total of 3-4 pages, using APA style formatting: 1.What did the study find concerning how close the terrorists lived in proximity to the place where the terrorist act occurred? 2.What was the preparation time for terrorists before committing the act of terrorism? 3.Was there a difference in proximity and preparation/timing for domestic and international terrorists? 4.What are the implications of the finding about proximity and preparation time for law enforcement?

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A Look at Terrorist Behavior: How They Prepare, Where They StrikeNameClassDateProfessorA Look at Terrorist Behavior: How They Prepare, Where They Strike The article "A Look at Terrorist Behavior: How They Prepare, Where They Strike" looks at the trends of the domestic and foreign terrorist. The author Brent Smith conducted one of a series of studies for the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in order to develop a better understanding of terroristic behaviors and patterns. In this study a panel of experts is tasked with examining terrorist attacks that have occurred in the last quarter century and committed by left wing, right wing, single issue, and international terrorist. The panel examined where the terrorists made their homes, location where the terrorist planned the terrorist event, and the sites of the terrorist incidents. In a study of the sixty terrorist events it was discovered in a majority of the cases the terrorist lived no more than thirty miles from the site of the attacks. In the case of Timothy McVeigh he traveled 250 miles in order to blow up the Oklahoma federal building and the case of Rudolph who drove 300 miles to blow up an abortion clinic the distances they traveled were rare and only occurs in 12% of terrorist attacks. It was also discovered that in the case of the international terrorist group in a majority of cases committed attacks that are close to their homes. On the other hand the right wing terrorist that liv

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