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Lone-Actor Terrorism - A Systematic Literature Review.

Kenyon, J., Baker-Beall, C. and Binder, J., 2021. Lone-Actor Terrorism - A Systematic Literature Review. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 46 (10), 2038-2065.

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DOI: 10.1080/1057610X.2021.1892635


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 characterize 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 toward leakage/attack signaling.

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Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:35507
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:17 May 2021 14:34
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