Hezbollah: Freedom Fighters or Terrorist?

by Andrew Barksdale
Criminology / Criminal Justice
Faculty advisor: Dr. Neal McNabb

Hezbollah, an extremist group based primarily in Lebanon, has been involved in many terrorist attacks around the world. This project will provide an historical account of how the group formed and developed, as well as illustrate their ideological belief system and detail several examples of the group’s activities through the years. Additionally, the project will draw a linkage between theory and practice using Aker’s Social Learning Theory as a way to explain how Hezbollah attracts and trains members. A discussion about how extremist groups are perceived based on one’s social milieu will also be included.