Analytic Models to Assess Terrorist Organizations and Their Determinants

Jeyong Jung, Julak Lee

Abstract


In this paper, the criminality of terrorist groups is examined through the relationships between terrorist and organized crime groups. Based on the similarities or dissimilarities between terrorist groups and conventional criminal groups, the possible four models are suggested. The four models such as cooperation, alliance, self-creation, and conflict models are predicated on distinctive theories, which are conspiracy theories, business network theories, “in-house” criminality theories, and conflict theories. However, these models are not separate ones, but pose as a continuum.

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