Title

Anarchist Direct Actions: A Challenge for Law Enforcement

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2004

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1080/10576100590928106

Abstract

This article provides a descriptive, operational analysis of the modern anarchist movement, emphasizing the actions of the criminal anarchists and implications for US law enforcement. It begins by explaining some core tenets of anarchist “theory,” and its relationship to violence, then describes the structure, tactics and tradecraft of militant anarchist activists. It concludes that Anarchism is a revolutionary movement, not just a “protest group.” Clearly not all anarchists advocate or engage in violence, but some do. Those individuals and factions pose a particular concern to law enforcement. This article offers some practical recommendations to law enforcement for preventing and managing those direct action attacks that may compromise public safety.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Studies in Conflict and Terrorism”, v. 28, issue 3, p. 201-223

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