Journal abstract Lone-wolf terrorism is a growing concern for security and a puzzle for social science. We describe two very different cases of lone-wolf terrorism: a meek secretary in nineteenth[…]
Journal abstract In this paper we review and extend measures of political mobilization: the increasing extremity of beliefs, feelings, and behaviors in support of inter-group conflict. Building on previous research,[…]
Toward a Profile of Lone Wolf Terrorists: What Moves an Individual From Radical Opinion to Radical Action
Journal abstract: Research has shown that there is no profile of individual characteristics of group-based terrorists, but profiling the characteristics of lone wolf terrorists may yet be possible. In this[…]
From publishers: Explores the ways in which people are radicalized, an issue that is particularly important to the public in the post-9/11 era Draws from a wide range of case[…]
The article is a good example of the type of theory that seeks to explain how ‘normal’ people come to act in abnormal ways.