this assignment provides you an opportunity to analyze the motivations and development of terrorist involvement

  1. View the film The Rise of ISIS [Duration 54:11].
  2. Use your textbook Criminology The Core seventh edition by Larry J. Siegel: Chapter 11 on Political Crime and terrorism, apply what you learned to the film and write a journal entry in which you discuss the following:
    • Include the motivations of terrorists discussed in the chapter. Make sure to provide examples from the film to support your journal.
    • Discuss the ideology of ISIS and how it is rooted in radical extreme beliefs. To whom do these belief systems attempt to target/eradicate and why?
    • How is the US currently used as a breeding ground for ISIS (include a recent example).