Values Implicated in the Struggle with Terrorism: War, Crime, and Prevention

VALUES & VIOLENCE, Ibrahim Karawan, Wayne McCormack, Stephen Reynolds, eds., Springer, 2008

21 Pages Posted: 12 Jun 2010  

Wayne McCormack

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

Date Written: June 6, 2008

Abstract

Values can tell us much about the terrorist choice of tactics as well as about its impact on us. Values are critical to understanding the policy choices that are available for addressing the problem of terrorism. Values reflect shared experience that has been solidified into principles that do not need to be revisited in time of crisis. Closer attention to value-driven policy making will go far in restoring order to the American policy chaos of the early 21st Century and rebuilding U.S. credibility in the global community. This article outlines the values inherent in the terrorist's choice of violence and the values inherent in policy choices for response (law enforcement, security, and military).

Keywords: terrorism, values, military

JEL Classification: K14, K33

Suggested Citation

McCormack, Wayne, Values Implicated in the Struggle with Terrorism: War, Crime, and Prevention (June 6, 2008). VALUES & VIOLENCE, Ibrahim Karawan, Wayne McCormack, Stephen Reynolds, eds., Springer, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1623942

Wayne McCormack (Contact Author)

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law ( email )

383 S. University Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730
United States

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