Essay On Domestic Terrorism

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1.1 Definition

Domestic terrorism in the United States occurs between 1980s and 2000s. Before the legal definition had been set-up, a memo produced by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Terrorist Research and Analytical Center in 1994 had defined domestic terrorism as “the unlawful use of force or violence, committed by a group(s) of two or more individual, against person or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives. These act were considered as domestic because it usually done by U.S’s citizen or U.S permanent resident. The legal definition of domestic terrorism also has changed many times over the years in the U.S and it can be argued that acts of domestic terrorism have been occurring since long before any statutory definition was set forth.

According the U.S Code, 18 U.S.C. § 2331, defines “domestic terrorism" for purposes of Chapter 113B of the Code,
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