The shootings that left six people dead inside a Sikh temple in the Milwaukee area on Sunday have raised questions about how acts of violence are classified by government agencies. TUSR contributor Kerry Patton explains the ways agencies treat such crimes.
By Kerry Patton
Terrorism does not have a universally accepted definition. Depending on the country and government agency, the definition of terrorism varies. Inside the United States, three key definitions are accepted within the federal government. The Departments of Justice, Defense, and State have their own definitions.