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84 Miss. L.J. 1257 (2014-2015)
Why the FBI and the Courts Are Wrong about Entrapment and Terrorism

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PEER   REVIEW ARTICLEt


    WHY THE FBI AND THE COURTS ARE
    WRONG ABOUT ENTRAPMENT AND
                     TERRORISM


                       Jesse J. Norris*

     INTRODUCTION...................................1259
     I. BACKGROUND       ........................... .......1263
        A. The Post-9/11 Emergence  of Terrorism
           Entrapment  Cases....         .................... 1263
        B. The Entrapment  and Outrageous
           Government  Conduct Defenses       ..............1268
        C. Previous Scholarship and Commentary   .............1270
     II. FOUR ARGUMENTS   AGAINST CURRENT
        TERRORISM  STING OPERATIONS      ..................1273
        A. Argument  1: The Low Probability of
           Individual Terrorist Involvement ..............1274
           1. Muslim-American   Attitudes Towards
              Terrorism     ...........................1275
           2. The  Prevalence of Terrorism in the
              United  States Since 9/11.....    .     ...........1280
           3. The  Probability of Particular Individuals
              Participating in Terrorism  ..............1282
           4. Implications     ..........................1283
        B. Argument  2: The Difficulty of Predicting
           Terrorist Involvement  ............... ......1285


   t For more information on the Mississippi Law Journal's peer review process, see
Jack Wade Nowlin & Brian Clark Stuart, Foreword: The Mississippi Law Journal Peer
Review Process, 84 MISS. L.J. i (2015).
   * J.D., Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies, Baldy Center
for Law & Social Policy, SUNY Buffalo Law School. I would like to thank Jonathan
Witmer-Rich, Lawrence Rosenthal, Clifford Fishman, Cocalia Klingele, Hanna Grol-
Prokopczyk, Michble Alexandre, Christopher Green, Jack Wade Nowlin, and Matthew
Hall for their valuable comments on earlier drafts of this Article.


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