Introduction: Hawking the historical method in organized crime and terrorism studies

James Windle, John F. Morrison, Aaron Winter, Andrew Silke

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This introductory chapter evaluates the similarities and differences between terrorism and organized crime from an historical perspective. It then discusses the usefulness of historical research for understanding and responding to contemporary threats and phenomena. The chapter concludes by drawing out some of the key ‘lessons learned’, from individual chapters, which stood out to the editors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHistorical Perspectives on Organized Crime and Terrorism
EditorsJames Windle, John Morrison, Aaron Winter, Andrew Silke
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781315624099
ISBN (Print)9781138652651, 9780367482183
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • terrorism
  • research on terrorism
  • history of terrorism
  • Organized Crime
  • terrorism and crime
  • terrorism studies

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