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The domestic terrorist threat : background and issues for Congress, Jerome P. Bjelopera

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The domestic terrorist threat : background and issues for Congress
Title
The domestic terrorist threat
Title remainder
background and issues for Congress
Statement of responsibility
Jerome P. Bjelopera
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Language
eng
Summary
The emphasis of counterterrorism policy in the United States since Al Qaeda's attacks of September 11, 2001 (9/11) has been on jihadist terrorism. However, in the last decade, domestic terrorists -- people who commit crimes within the homeland and draw inspiration from U.S.-based extremist ideologies and movements -- have killed American citizens and damaged property across the country. Not all of these criminals have been prosecuted under terrorism statutes. This latter point is not meant to imply that domestic terrorists should be taken any less seriously than other terrorists. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) do not officially list domestic terrorist organizations, but they have openly delineated domestic terrorist "threats." These include individuals who commit crimes in the name of ideologies supporting animal rights, environmental rights, anarchism, white supremacy, anti-government ideals, black separatism, and anti-abortion beliefs. Congress may choose to consider issues in three areas regarding the federal role in combating domestic terrorism. First is the issue of definitions. It is difficult to assess the scope of domestic terrorism because federal agencies use varying terms to describe it. Even more basically, there is no clear sense of how many domestic terrorist attacks have occurred or how many plots the government has foiled in recent years. Second, Congress may review the adequacy of domestic terrorism intelligence collection efforts. For intelligence gathering and program prioritization purposes, there is no standard set of intelligence collection priorities across federal agencies that can be applied to domestic terrorism cases. Also, there likely is no established standard for the collection of intelligence from state and local investigators -- aside from suspicious activity reporting. Finally, it may be of value to explore how domestic terrorism fits into the Obama Administration's community outreach-driven strategy to quell terrorism-related radicalization in the United States. Congress may query the Administration on which brand of domestic terrorists it plans to focus on under the strategy and which local community groups it intends to engage regarding domestic terrorism issues
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AWC
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HeinOnline U.S. Congressional Documents Library
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Bjelopera, Jerome P
Government publication
federal national government publication
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illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Library of Congress
Series statement
CRS report for Congress
Series volume
R42536
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  • Domestic terrorism
  • Domestic terrorism
  • United States
Label
The domestic terrorist threat : background and issues for Congress, Jerome P. Bjelopera
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Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF title page (viewed May 29, 2012)
  • "May 15, 2012."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Non-violent" strategies
  • The
  • Internet and domestic threats
  • A
  • Decentralized threat
  • Prison radicalization
  • Policy considerations for Congress.
  • Scoping the threat
  • Intelligence
  • How does domestic terrorism fit into the U.S. countering violent extremism strategy?
  • Introduction
  • Domestic terrorism defined.
  • What is domestic terrorism?
  • Factors complicating the descriptions of the domestic terrorism threat
  • Toward a practical definition : threats not groups
  • Protected activities vs. terrorism : divergent perceptions of the ALF
  • Assessing domestic terrorism's significance.
  • Counting incidents
Control code
794443152
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (66 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794443152
Label
The domestic terrorist threat : background and issues for Congress, Jerome P. Bjelopera
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF title page (viewed May 29, 2012)
  • "May 15, 2012."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Non-violent" strategies
  • The
  • Internet and domestic threats
  • A
  • Decentralized threat
  • Prison radicalization
  • Policy considerations for Congress.
  • Scoping the threat
  • Intelligence
  • How does domestic terrorism fit into the U.S. countering violent extremism strategy?
  • Introduction
  • Domestic terrorism defined.
  • What is domestic terrorism?
  • Factors complicating the descriptions of the domestic terrorism threat
  • Toward a practical definition : threats not groups
  • Protected activities vs. terrorism : divergent perceptions of the ALF
  • Assessing domestic terrorism's significance.
  • Counting incidents
Control code
794443152
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (66 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794443152

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