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University of Central Florida

2015

15 countries; 30 years; Anti terror; Anti terrorism; Counter; Counter terrorism; Criminalization; Financing of terrorism; Legislation; Negative binomial regression; Qualitative analysis; Quantitative analysis; Rand; Stata; Surveillance; Terror; Terrorism; Terrorism database; Terrorist; Time series analysis

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Counter-Terrorism: When Do States Adopt New Anti-Terror Legislation?, Princelee Clesca Aug 2015

Counter-Terrorism: When Do States Adopt New Anti-Terror Legislation?, Princelee Clesca

HIM 1990-2015

The intent of this thesis is to research the anti-terror legislation of 15 countries and the history of terrorist incidents within those countries. Both the anti-terror legislation and the history of terrorist incidents will be researched within the time period of 1980 to 2009, a 30 year span. This thesis will seek to establish a relationship between the occurrence of terrorist events and when states change their anti-terror legislation. Legislation enacted can vary greatly. Common changes in legislation seek to undercut the financing of terrorist organizations, criminalize behaviors, or empower state surveillance capabilities. A quantitative analysis will be performed to ...