International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Terrorism, Politics and the Law
Abegunde, B

The trend and ferocity of recurrence of terrorist attacks (insecurity) in our society today constitutes a monumental threat to humanity and our collective existence. This paper examined terrorism holistically, it examined the definitional perspective; incidents of terrorists attacks; political undertone; causes of terrorism; increasing deadliness of terrorist attacks; impact of terrorism. This paper also examined legal and institutional regimes for combating terrorism; the future of terrorism with concluding remarks. The aims of this paper is to reawaken global consciousness to increasing deadliness of terrorist activities and the need to collectively rise up against it. This is a desk-based research which relies on both primary and secondary sources of data which have been subjected to contentual and contextual analysis. It is the finding of this author among others that terrorism must not be politicised, rather, it must be frontally and genuinely deterred through effective strategies and collaborative efforts. And also, that the problem of terrorism cannot be solved by measures taken within the criminal justice sector alone.

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