Terrorism: Advantages of Using Terrorism Typologies

What are the advantages of using terrorism typologies? What are they and how are they currently helping in counterterrorism?

Terrorism typologies are useful in discerning the intricacies of terrorist groups.  Typologies are set in place to better understand terrorist activities and are more comprehensive than the standard definitions of terrorism.  A typology allows for a classification of what type of terrorism is to be examined.  Since the kind of terrorism can be identifiable, a determination for the level of response can be obtained (Goldstein, 2007).


Goldstein, D. (2007). A Review and a Look at the Future of Terrorism. Retrieved April 22, 2007, from Boston University, Vista Online: http://vista.bu.edu/webct/

Article written by Radek Gadek

Radek holds a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University. He is currently doing consulting work and runs this blog to provide relevant information on criminal justice degrees, colleges and related careers.

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