Age of Lone Wolf Terrorism (Studies in Transgression) by Mark S. Hamm,Ramon Spaaij,Simon Cottee

By Mark S. Hamm,Ramon Spaaij,Simon Cottee

The lethality of lone-wolf terrorism has reached an all-time excessive within the usa. remoted contributors utilizing firearms with high-capacity magazines are committing brutally effective killings with the purpose of terrorizing others, but there's little consensus on what connects those crimes and the motivations in the back of them. In The Age of Lone Wolf Terrorism, the terrorism specialists Mark S. Hamm and Ramón Spaaij mix criminological conception with empirical and ethnographic examine to map the pathways of lone-wolf radicalization, assisting with the identity of suspected contributors and spotting styles of indoctrination.

Reviewing finished info on those actors, together with greater than 2 hundred terrorist incidents, Hamm and Spaaij locate blend of private and political grievances lead lone wolves to befriend on-line sympathizers—whether jihadists, white supremacists, or different antigovernment extremists—and then announce their rationale to devote terror whilst prompted. Hamm and Spaaij conscientiously distinguish among lone wolves and members radicalized inside a gaggle dynamic. this crucial distinction is what makes this e-book this kind of major guide for execs looking richer perception into the transformation of alienated participants into armed warriors. Hamm and Spaaij finish with an research of contemporary FBI sting operations designed to avoid lone-wolf terrorism within the usa, describing who will get certain, recommendations for luring suspects, and the ethics of arresting and prosecuting citizens.

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