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NCJ Number: 250062 Find in a Library
Title: Toward a Behavioral Model of "Homegrown" Radicalization Trajectories
Journal: Studies in Conflict & Terrorism  Volume:39  Issue:1  Dated:January 2016  Pages:67-83
Author(s): J. Klausen; S. Campion
Date Published: January 2016
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2013-ZA-BX-0005
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This research note presents a dynamic risk assessment model of homegrown terrorists.
Abstract: The model was tested in a study of convicted “homegrown” American terrorism offenders inspired by Al Qaeda's ideology. The New York Police Department model developed by Silber and Bhatt was chosen as the basis for creating a typology of overt and detectable indicators of individual behaviors widely thought to be associated with extremism. Twenty-four specific cues associated with each stage of radicalization were used to code and estimate the sequencing of behaviors and the duration of the average radicalization trajectory. Sixty-eight cases have been analyzed thus far. A decision was made to publish the initial results when it became apparent that the model was an effective tool for the evaluation of terrorist offenders. (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Causal models; Domestic terrorism; NIJ grant-related documents; NIJ Resources; Research design; Terrorist profiles
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