EDM 501 TUI Animal Abuse and Exploitation
Module 1 – Case
TERRORISM AND DOMESTIC TERRORISM DEFINITIONS AND THEORY
Read the articles provided. Focus on groups, their agendas, goals, ideology. Read Marighella, (1969). Mini-manual of the Urban Guerrilla to gain an understanding as to why it is a primer document for terrorist tactics throughout the Americas. I would suggest a review of Major Marques Command and Staff Paper, 2003 as a counter balance to this manual.
You will note the reference to guerrilla warfare in lieu of terrorism. They are different and at the same time very much alike in personnel, tactics, strategy, tools and vision. Each organization has its own signature or footprint that makes it unique.
Pick two (2) U.S. Domestic terrorist groups.
Animal Liberation Front (ALF), the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), Write an essay that provides general understanding and applied insight into the groups’ theory, background and motivations plus answering the questions:
Information on ALF and ELF:
1.Why is the group a terrorist group?
Animal Liberation Front (ALF), the Earth Liberation Front (ELF),
2.Under which terrorist theory category does it fall?
3.Where does the group operate?
4.What are the group’s objectives?
5.How is the group organized?
6.How is the group financed?
7.Is the group linked to any other groups?
8.Does the group have strong organization and or communications (security)?
9.Has/was the group been infiltrated by the FBI? If so, how?
- Your assessment on the group’s future viability.
If you cannot find the answer to the above questions for your group, then there must be a reason why? Use your critical thinking and answer based on your views.
Length: This Case Assignment should be at least 4-6 pages not counting the title page and references.
References: At least two references should be included from academic sources (e.g., peer-reviewed journal articles). Required readings are included. Quoted material should not exceed 10% of the total paper (since the focus of these assignments is critical thinking). Use your own words and build on the ideas of others. When material is copied verbatim from external sources, it MUST be enclosed in quotes. The references should be cited within the text and also listed at the end of the assignment in the References section (preferably in APA format).
Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper according to question.
Grammar and Spelling: While no points are deducted for minor errors, assignments are expected to adhere to standards guidelines of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence syntax. Points may be deducted if grammar and spelling impact clarity.
The following items will be assessed in particular:
Relevance: All content is connected to the question.
Precision: Specific question is addressed. Statements, facts, and statistics are specific and accurate.
Depth of discussion: Present and integrate points that lead to deeper issues.
Breadth: Multiple perspectives and references, multiple issues and factors considered.
Evidence: Points are well-supported with facts, statistics and references.
Logic: Presented discussion makes sense, conclusions are logically supported by premises, statements, or factual information.
Clarity: Writing is concise, understandable, and contains sufficient detail or examples.
Objectivity: Avoid use of first person and subjective bias.