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Revisiting the Contagion Hypothesis: Terrorism, News Coverage, and Copycat Attacks
Contagion refers here to a form of copycat crime, whereby violence-prone individuals and groups imitate forms of (political) violence attractive to them, based on examples usually popularized by mass media. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, for instance, Palestinian terrorists staged a number of spectacular hijackings of commercial airliners, exploited the often prolonged hostage situations to win massive news coverage for their political grievances, and appeared to inspire other groups tofatcat:ppaqr54swbecvmtf4o4n6gpcta