This research presents a typology of terrorist events rather than the more common typologies of terrorist groups and ideologies. Archetypal analysis, a quantitative methodology to identify pure types, was used with data in START’s Global Terrorism Database to identify archetypal attacks in the United States. A set of seven archetypal events was identified including abortion bombings, poisonings, Aryan hate, hostage-taking, fire/bomb for damage, assassination, and the catastrophic Big Bad. These archetypes may be useful for training and exercising for events with additional potential value for developing theory of terrorist events.
- Journal : Studies in Conflict & Terrorism
- Author : Russell Lundberg
- Date : 2017
- Volume : 42(9)
- Pages : 819-835
- Link : https://doi.org/10.1080/1057610X.2018.1430618