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The meaning of terrorism Paper
The word Terrorism is very complicated to describe that even the U.S. government they cannot come up with a solution of one of the definitions. For that, reason has not obtained a universal recognition of one definition that explains terrorism. Through the year’s research has shown that it has been difficult for practitioners and researchers to come up with one meaning for terrorism. Some feel a reason for this dilemma is because the word terrorism has become more of a popular term, which is use loosely, also frequently describe various violent conduct it does not fully explain the definition of terrorism entirely means. In this paper, it will be discussing the Definitions of terrorism, including your definition of terrorism based on your analysis of the readings, Two to three important terrorist events how they shaped the history of terrorism the Descriptions of the following terms, also the conclusion. By discovering the whole meaning of terrorism will show how vast the word and expel its history other categories the word can describe under. Description of terrorism
Each of the agencies in the criminal justice system has the different meaning, form the word terrorism, so it can help them fully understand how to label it. As for instance, the federal bureau of investigations knows, as the FBI meaning of terrorism is an illegal use of force, also violence toward an individual. Also, property to threaten or pressurize government a population of society, also any part thereof in the advancement of political as well as social purposes. The United States of defense meaning is more different because it describes as the calculated use of act of violence; also intimidate using violence to instill fear projected to force.…...

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