The extant literature speaks to the complexity involved in terrorist radicalization, yet has been unduly focused on jihadists. This is especially problematic given that other ideologically motivated movements have demonstrated a larger threat to the US homeland, like that of right-wing extremists. In addition, few US-based studies have focused on the role that one potentially important factor may have in these processes: that of the family. We seek to rectify this gap in the research by examining two “typical” case studies: Jerry Jr. and Joseph Kane. Informed by a social learning and social structure framework (SSSL), we find several instances where this primary group both created and reinforced definitions favorable to terrorism.
- Journal : Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict
- Author : Jennifer Varriale Carson, Patrick A. James, Tyler A. O’Neal
- Date : 2019
- Volume : 12(1)
- Pages : 67-89
- Link : http://bit.ly/2Tf7mUV