Boston Marathon Bombing Case Study

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Based on Akins, the evolution of learning theory said that all social behavior is learned, including crime. He identify social learning theory in four key elements. First, differential association refers of individual learning deviant behavior from their close friends or family. (Akins & Winfree, 136) One example, individuals that grow up with a close friend that is involved in terrorism behavior is more likely that he or she follow the same line of terrorism behavior. Second, imitation is one the individual copy other individual behaviors. Most of the time terrorist activism have a leader that they follow and is their mentor. Is one of the most common elements in terrorism. In terrorism people that act by their self in terrorism activities …show more content…
In April 15, 2013 around 2:50 PM, two bomb went off near the finish line of Boston Marathon, causing the dead of three spectators and 260 others were injured. These attack create a panic not only to Boston, but also the whole nation. According to the FBI that responsable of this terrorist attack were a 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his brother 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Based on a case study on unconstrained facial recognition using the Boston Marathon bombings suspects, “the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) took the lead, and initial forensic evidence indicated the explosive device was a pressure cooker packed with fragments of BBs and nails, possibly concealed in a dark-colored nylon backpack.” (Klontz & Jain, 2013) In these attack the FBI used eyewitness videos, photos and evidence to identify the suspects. After the suspects were identify their photos and videos were published in the news and social media. After their photos were released to the public their aunt make the call to the FBI. These cause a violence acts in Boston to capture the suspects. Tamerlan was killed by the police officers and later Dzhokhar were found hiding in a boat in his backyard and …show more content…
In the attack social media plays an important role. Because the photos and videos of the suspects were released to the social media both suspects were identified hours after the attack. One of the most social media use at the time of Boston Marathon bombing was twitter. Based on the research Rumors, False Flags, and Digital Vigilantes: Misinformation on Twitter after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, “social media are a potentially valuable resource for both affected people and emergency responders. Twitter in particular has been shown to break high profiles stories before legacy news media. This research focuses on misinformation (false rumors) shared through Twitter in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013.” (Achterman, Maddock, Mason, Orand & Starbird,

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