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This unit will discuss the rise of homegrown terrorism in the domestic United States and abroad, utilizing lone wolf tactics and techniques. It will also outline the efforts that the global community is using to counter these threats. Understanding Lone Wolf Terrorism Lone wolf terrorism is a growing phenomenon, and research on the topic is severely limited.
The term lone wolf or lone wolf terrorist is a newer type of terminology utilized to describe an individual who commits violent terrorist acts in support of a specific group, religious movement, or other ideology. However, the act is usually committed “alone,” without the leadership and guidance of an outside entity being involved. Many researchers will agree that some recent events, although classified as lone wolf attacks, were done under the direction of a higher entity. Participants are typically motivated by an ideology or through the belief of a higher group. As with the term terrorism, a universal meaning and description does not exist amongst law enforcement. The FBI and other local and state agencies have their own interpretation and definition for the term. Further, since many of these entities act alone, it is extremely difficult to establish counterterrorism strategies or to gather intelligence on their movements.
For this assignment, complete an annotated bibliography for the final research paper related to your chosen topic from Unit III. An annotated bibliography is a list of citations of books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 100 words), descriptive, and evaluative paragraph; this is called the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited. This assignment will help you organize your sources for use in the Research Paper due in Unit VII.
Each annotated bibliography entry consists of two parts; the reference citation in APA format followed by the summary for that reference. First, locate and record citations to books, periodicals, and documents that may contain useful information and ideas on your topic from the CSU Online Library. Briefly examine and review the actual items. Then choose five sources that provide a variety of perspectives on your topic. Next, cite each source using APA style in the form of reference citations.
Finally, write a concise annotation below each reference that summarizes the central theme and scope of the book or article. Include one or more sentences that explain how this work illuminates your bibliography topic. Your annotated bibliography must be at least two pages in length. Include a title page using proper APA style.
Please use the following format to name your file and submit as an attachment in Blackboard: