A Note on Method

  • Ramón SpaaijEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Criminology book series (BRIEFSCRIMINOL)


The comparative analysis presented in this volume draws on existing literature and empirical data to provide an overview and critical discussion of what we presently know and do not know about lone wolf terrorism. Due to the dearth of systematic academic research on the subject, extensive empirical data are used to enable a more in-depth analysis of the key dimensions of lone wolf terrorism. The bulk of these data was initially collected and analyzed as part of the European Commission Sixth Framework Program project Transnational Terrorism, Security and the Rule of Law (TTSRL), a three-year research project (2006–2009) that aimed to help Europe better understand terrorism. TTSRL focused on a broad range of terrorism-related subjects, including radicalization, the relation with the media, counterterrorism, theoretical background, academic discourse and practical case studies.


Terrorist Attack Terrorism Incident Improvise Explosive Device Recorded Incident Practical Case Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Social SciencesLa Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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