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Abstract

Terrorism within the community context investigates and discusses the processes of terrorist recruitment within communities and societies. It focuses on the different types of terrorists, their motivations and the social and psychological factors which are correlated with the transformation of an individual from a community member to a community threat. This analysis invokes the perspectives of Durkheim, Sykes and Matza, Snow and others as the role of terrorist is identified, acquired and acted upon. Particular attention is directed to strategies and tactics of role acquisition and social support.

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