Chapter 7. Terrorism and Organized Crime: A Theoretical Perspective

  1. David Canter Professor
  1. Dipak K. Gupta Director1,‡,
  2. Dr John Horgan Director Associate Professor Research Fellow2 and
  3. Dr Alex P. Schmid Director Member3

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470744499.ch7

The Faces of Terrorism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

The Faces of Terrorism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

How to Cite

Gupta, D. K., Horgan, J. and Schmid, A. P. (2009) Terrorism and Organized Crime: A Theoretical Perspective, in The Faces of Terrorism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (ed D. Canter), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470744499.ch7

Editor Information

  1. University of Huddersfield, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    San Diego State University, UK

  2. 2

    Pennsylvania State University, USA

  3. 3

    University of St. Andrews, UK

  1. I am deeply in debt to Christopher Clague for his help. The remaining errors are ours.

  1. Study partially funded by a grant from the US Institute of Peace.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470753804

Online ISBN: 9780470744499

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Keywords:

  • terrorism and organized crime;
  • definitional distinction between terrorist groups and organized crime;
  • terrorist group - achieving public goods, benefits shared with entire community;
  • terrorist group undertaking violent activities - communicating with their base;
  • terrorism posing political as well as general threat to state authorities;
  • areas of collaboration and transformation between terrorist groups and organized crimes;
  • procuring public goods, benefiting entire community and second, quasi-public goods, promoting welfare of group;
  • transformation of groups;
  • United Nations Centre for International Crime Prevention (CICP);
  • co-operation between terrorist and organized crime groups

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Defining Linkages

  • The Model

  • Hypotheses and Empirical Evidence

  • Discussion and Policy Implications

  • References

  • Further Reading