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dc.contributor.advisorHalladay, Carolyn C.
dc.contributor.authorSalem, Allan Jones A.
dc.dateDec-16
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-09T00:02:42Z
dc.date.available2017-02-09T00:02:42Z
dc.date.issued2016-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/51611
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study is to provide a clear understanding of the nexus of crime and terrorism, using the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) as a case study. This terrorist group in the southern part of the Philippines has evolved as a hybrid organization, combining terrorist and criminal activities to achieve its objectives. Moreover, as a terrorist organization, ASG effectively employs criminal tactics for its survival. This group draws its strength and resilience from collusion with various lawless elements and other criminal groups in Mindanao. This paper examines the theoretical framework of Makarenko's Crime-Terror (CT) Continuum to provide compelling explanations of the interaction and interoperability of crime and terrorism in the case of the ASG. It also highlights the Philippine CT strategy and approach to counter terrorism and discusses some notable gaps and problems, particularly its failure to recognize the ASG as a hybrid organization. This thesis concludes that the current Philippine counterterrorism strategy, although effective and in good shape, seems inadequate against hybrid organizations. Thus, this paper proposes that the Philippines re-examine its current CT strategy to be more appropriate, effective, and responsive against hybrid terrorist organizations.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/nexusofcrimendte1094551611
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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dc.titleNexus of crime and terrorism: the case of the Abu Sayyaf Groupen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderMabry, Tristan J.
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorAbu Sayyafen_US
dc.subject.authorterrorismen_US
dc.subject.authorcrimeen_US
dc.subject.authorPhilippinesen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Colonel, Philippine Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Combating Terrorism: Policy and Strategy)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Combating Terrorism: Policy and Strategy)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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