Another approach to counter-terrorism: terrorists with guilty consciences
Freeman, Michael E.
Denning, Dorothy E.
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There are some cases in which terrorists had second thoughts about harming other people. Their conscience, specifically their guilty conscience, forced them to reconsider their plan. This raises thought-provoking questions are there other examples of terrorists pulling back from an operation because of their guilty conscience, and can countries take advantage of this phenomenon to reduce the prevalence of terrorism This thesis will answer these questions in an exploration of how exploiting guilty consciences can be an element of a countrys counter-terrorism strategy that focuses on the personal, psychological component of terrorism.
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