Lone-actor terrorism – a systematic literature review

Kenyon, J., Baker-Beall, C. ORCID: 0000-0003-4641-4463 and Binder, J. ORCID: 0000-0002-1083-7109, 2021. Lone-actor terrorism – a systematic literature review. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. ISSN 1057-610X

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A systematic review of the empirical literature on lone-actor terrorism, the first of its kind, is presented. Across 109 sources, ten main themes that characterise this domain are identified and described: definitions of lone-actor terrorism and typologies; heterogeneity of lone-actor terrorists; presence of mental health issues and/or personality disorders; similarities with other lone-offender criminal types; motivation to act driven by personal and ideological influences; increasing prominence of internet use; ties with other extremists, groups or wider movements; processes of attack planning and preparation; role of opportunity/triggers; and a tendency towards leakage/attack signalling.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Studies in Conflict and Terrorism
Creators: Kenyon, J., Baker-Beall, C. and Binder, J.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date: 4 March 2021
ISSN: 1057-610X
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 18 Mar 2021 16:29
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2022 03:00
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/42540

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