Environmental Extremists: An Examination of Eco-Terrorism

Chad Nilson, Radford University
Tod Burke, Radford University

The purpose of this paper is to examine the latest trends in eco-terrorism. While often dedicated to environmental preservation, recent developments indicate that environmental extremists may pose a danger to society. The focus of the paper will include an operational definition of eco-terrorism a brief historical overview, motivational analysis, and prevention strategies. Particular attention will be devoted to law enforcement's response to these environmental extremists.

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