THE CAUSES OF TERRORISM: A SOCIOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CASE STUDY

Authors
  1. David, C.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research and Analysis Establishment, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Directorate of Mathematics and Statistics
Abstract
The report elaborates on the sociological and psychological characteristics of terrorism and terrorists. It analyzes these two aspects, with special reference to the attitudes and activities of West German terrorist, Bommi Baummann, and his group, the "2nd of June Movement". Therefore, it approaches terrorism from the viewpoint of a terrorist and within the specific context of West German society in the 1970's. Although it is recognized that some acts of terrorism might be the consequence of legitimate political reasons, the case study concludes that Baummann's terrorism was pathological and criminal.
Report Number
PR-165 — Project Report
Date of publication
15 Jul 1981
Number of Pages
60
DSTKIM No
82-00163
CANDIS No
34877
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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