Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Essentials of Terrorism, Sixth Editon!

Captivating, concise, and accessible, Essentials of Terrorism: Concepts and Controversies covers key foundational topics by defining terrorism and introducing its history and causes. Author Gus Martin introduces readers to the modern landscape of terrorism, discusses terrorist environments (domestic, international, religious, etc.), as well as tactics, targets, and counterterrorism. Included in this 6th edition is an added focus on U.S. hate crimes and homeland security, in addition to new introductory discussions, information, and data throughout each chapter.

This site features an array of free resources you can access anytime, anywhere.


We gratefully acknowledge Gus Martin for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Gus Martin of California State University, Dominguez Hills for developing the resources on this site.