Journal abstract Since 2004, the term ‘radicalisation’ has become central to terrorism studies and counter-terrorism policy-making. As US and European governments have focused on stemming ‘home-grown’ Islamist political violence, the[…]
Category: Terms and Definitions
Social Network Analysis and Small Group ‘Dark’ Networks: An Analysis of the London Bombers and the Problem of ‘Fuzzy’ Boundaries
Journal abstract Social network analysis (SNA) is believed to be capable of revealing significant insights into crime and terror groups, including identifying important individuals and unique approaches to disruption. However,[…]
Journal abstract Academic interest in Muslim youth, Islam, radicalisation and Islamic-inspired terrorism exploded in the aftermath of 9/11, aimed at discovering the connection between Islam and terrorism, radicalisation and terrorism[…]
Journal abstract I attempt to identify the central conceptual and methodological challenges that must be overcome if the risk assessment of terrorism is to make the same progress that in[…]
Publisher’s description The Psychology of Criminal Conduct, Fifth Edition, discusses the psychology of criminal behavior, drawing upon general personality, as well as cognitive-behavioral and cognitive social learning perspectives. The book[…]
This article focuses on the concept ‘religious terrorism’ and assesses its validity and some of the effects of its usage. The authors argue that ‘religious terrorism’ is both conceptually suspect as well as empirically problematic.
This post originally appeared on the blog of the International Center for the Study of Terrorism. It was written by Professors John Horgan and Max Taylor and is reproduced here[…]
Deradicalization or Disengagement? A Process in Need of Clarity and a Counterterrorism Initiative in Need of Evaluation
Journal abstract As a result of the overwhelming preoccupation with uncovering the process of radicalization into terrorist activity, little attention has been paid to the related, yet distinct processes of[…]
Publisher’s description This book examines the circulation and effects of radical discourse by analysing the role of mass media coverage in promoting or hindering radicalisation and acts of political violence.[…]
An interview with Professor Mark Sedgwick from Aarhus University, on the problems associated with the term ‘radicalisation’.