December 13, 2021

Mechanisms of Political Radicalisation: Pathways Toward Terrorism

This article conceptualizes political radicalization as a dimension of increasing extremity of beliefs, feelings, and behaviors in support of intergroup conflict and violence.
December 13, 2021

Contribution Analysis: An Approach To Exploring Cause and Effect

Questions of cause and effect are critical to assessing the performance of programmes and projects. When it is not practical to design an experiment to assess performance, contribution analysis can provide credible assessments of cause and effect. Verifying the theory of change that the programme is based on, and paying attention to other factors that may influence the outcomes, provides reasonable evidence about the contribution being made by the programme.
December 10, 2021

Perspectives from Psychology on Radicalisation into terrorism

In considering the nature of involvement in terrorism, we might begin to develop phase-specific counterterrorism initiatives, depending on what we can ascertain is the most effective intervention point: whether it be initial prevention of involvement, subsequent disruption of engagement, or eventual promotion of disengagement
December 9, 2021

Terrorist Recruitment in American Correctional Institutions

The purpose of this research is three-fold: to collect baseline information on non-traditional religions in United States correctional institutions; to identify the personal and social motivations for prisoners’ conversions to these faith groups; and to assess the prisoners’ potential for terrorist recruitment.
December 7, 2021

Jihadi video & Auto-radicalisation

This exploratory study analyses the online supporters of jihad-promoting video content on YouTube, focusing on those posting and commenting upon martyr-promoting material from Iraq.