8th Edition The media resources mentioned in the supplements (Instructor’s Manual and Lesson Plans) have been extracted and compiled here to serves as a reference for students and instructors. They are organized by learning objective within each chapter. Some of the resources apply to multiple LO, so the additional LOs they align with are noted in brackets at the end of the item.
The FBI’s Terrorism Screening Center: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/nsb/tsc.
This site offers a substantial array of information on terrorism related topics including postings of most Wanted Terrorists and Domestic Terror Fugitives. It additionally provides several links to related agencies in the War on Terror. In addition, the site also offers information on careers with the FBI, virtual tours, as well as a fun & games page. (LO2)
Compare differing definitions of terrorism on the website of the National Institute of Justice:
Global Issues: Social, Political, Economic and Environmental Issues That Affect Us All. Full List in War on Terror Section. http://www.globalissues.org/article/358/war-on-terror-articles. This document offers an exhaustive list of links to articles reposted from other sites that detail numerous terrorism related events that have occurred during America’s “War on Terror.” (LO4, 5, 9)
3. Explain the impact of the Enlightenment on democracy and potential revolutionary thought.
A selection of Robespierre’s writings that emphasize his linkage of virtue and terror during the Reign of Terror in France.
Some groups claim that Biblical prophecies are being fulfilled in our time and Armageddon is near. These groups sometimes call for the re-establishment of “greater Israel” by any means necessary. The following website lays out this position:
4. Define practical criminology as used by security forces.
The FBI’s Terrorism Screening Center: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/nsb/tsc
This site offers a substantial array of information on terrorism related topics, including postings of most Wanted Terrorists and Domestic Terror Fugitives. It additionally provides several links to related agencies in the War on Terror. (LO1-3; 5-9)
5. Describe the differences between terrorist and criminal behavior.
Article The Council on Foreign Relations. Defense/homeland Security Issues. http://www.cfr.org/issue/135/
This website offers an exhaustive list of articles related to defense and homeland security issues, as well as information on other global issues. (LO1-4; 6-9)
6. Explain the reason terrorists and counter terrorists need to justify violence.
Comb through http://www.nationalterroralert.com for terrorism related news. (LO1-5; 7-9)
7. Summarize studies of the ways terrorist violence is justified.
8. Describe three views in the profiling debate.
A controversial video from a Republican Presidential debate:
2. Trace the evolution of terrorist organizational structures.
3. Discuss the challenges involved in leading a terrorist group.
The film Battle of Algiers illustrates post-colonial revolutionary terrorist and counter-terrorist activities. The DVD also includes a feature in which former U. S. National Security Advisor Richard Clarke discusses the relevance of the film for contemporary U.S. efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
4. Describe the issues involved in terrorist financing.
The Terror Finance Blog. Retrieved from the Web Jun 29, 2012 at
This site offers a substantial array of information on terrorist financing including government measures, programs, academic studies, and related articles. It additionally provides several links to biographical information on the authors. (LO3; 5-7)
5. Describe legal and illegal sources of income.
Target America: opening eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause. http://www.targetamerica.org/resources/exhibitteaching.html
This website offers a host of educational resources relating to the effects of narcoterrorism. (LO4, 9)
This report on the Holy Land Foundation illustrates the use of charitable contributions to fund Hamas.
This article from the New York Times provides further background on Hamas.
One of the more unusual criminal activities to garner money is the use of paper fraud by Sovereign Citizens. This video illustrates the use of phony quitclaim mortgages.
6. Explain the ways funds are disbursed in an underground economy.
Go to http://www.justice.gov/dea/pubs/pressrel/narcoterrorism_index.html for terrorism related news. (LO1-5; 7-9)
7. Describe the hawala system.
8. Summarize views on the political economy of terrorism.
9. Outline the manners in which drugs and terrorism overlap.
From the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-18203232
This article explains why the crackdown on drug cartels was a key issue in the Mexican elections in 2012.
From the Daily Mail: After the election, the victory of Enrique Pena Nieto seemed to signify a change in direction in government policies relating to the cartels. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2167522/U-S-fears-new-Mexican-government-soft-drug-cartels.html
Summaries from the latest UN Office on Drugs and Crime reports: http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/data-and-analysis/index.html
The website offers a variety of activities that can be used with any of PBS’s FRONTLINE programs on terrorism, except where otherwise noted, as well as links to related web materials and curriculum standards. (LO1-4; 6-9)
6. Explain how the Internet has impacted terrorism.
Inspire, the on-line al Qaeda magazine, is available from a number of sources. http://publicintelligence.net/inspire-al-qaeda-in-the-arabian-peninsula-magazine-issues-8-and-9-may-2012/
Information War: Internet Jihad and Hacking. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTmUzz7UP3E&feature=related
The video interview with Andrew Colarik, a cyber security expert and author of Cyber Terrorism: Political and Economic Implications speaks to the dangers of cyber-terrorism. (LO3)
7. Summarize various positions about bias in the news media.