This study assessed the vulnerability and attractiveness of eco-terrorism targets in the United States, based on a situational crime prevention approach.
Descriptive findings generally support expectations that eco-terrorists select targets based on their vulnerability and attractiveness. The study concludes with several implications for homeland security policy and a call for further exploration into new and alternative operationalizations of eco-terrorism target attributes. Data from the American Terrorism Study were extracted for eight different targets, including exposed, vital, iconic, legitimate, destructible, occupied, near, and easy. (Publisher abstract modified)