Influences and Radicalization

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


How and why do individuals become lone wolf terrorists? What are the factors that affect a person’s attitudes and behaviour to the extent that violent radicalization and, ultimately, lone wolf terrorism is the outcome? Although the motivational patterns and ideological sources discussed in the previous chapter go some way to answering these questions, in order to attain a deeper understanding of lone wolf terrorism, radicalization should be understood in a broader sense, that is, as a complex, dynamic, multidimensional and phased process.


Personality Disorder Violent Action Israeli Defense Force Religious Struggle Social Alienation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Social SciencesLa Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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