Contemporary Terrorism Paradigm: Terrorist Attacks on Transportation Systems

Berlanti, Gabbi (2018) Contemporary Terrorism Paradigm: Terrorist Attacks on Transportation Systems. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Francis Boateng from Legal Studies, University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

The Contemporary Terrorism Paradigm has been examined in concept, but little research has applied the theory to specific targeting of terrorist organizations. To build on this limited research, the current study analyzed the number of terrorist incidents targeting the transportation infrastructure in North America, Western Europe, and East Asia between 2001 and 2016 to ascertain if the Contemporary Terrorism Paradigm explains the variance between number of incidents and number of casualties. The use of North America, Western Europe, and East Asia created an opportunity to examine vulnerabilities in the transportation infrastructure and identify areas in the United States transportation infrastructure for target hardening. The incidents were subsequently divided into incidents targeting road transportation and rail transportation. However, some research questions address the transportation infrastructure. The study also examined weapon type and number of incidents resulting in casualty. The study found statistically significant results that support the application of the Contemporary Terrorism Paradigm to the targeting of the transportation infrastructure.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Berlanti, Gabbi
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in Criminal Justice; Psychology
Thesis Advisor: Francis Boateng
Thesis Advisor's Department: Legal Studies
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: J Political Science > JX International law
Depositing User: Gabriella Berlanti
Date Deposited: 18 May 2018 15:46
Last Modified: 18 May 2018 15:46
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/1263

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