Holy Warriors: Exploring the Psychological Processes of Jihadi Radicalisation.

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This paper aims to provide an overview of the psychology of individuals who join and engage in terrorism, and in particular of individuals who engage in jihadi-motivated terrorism such as that carried out by al-Qaeda and its affiliates. Based on the most reliable available evidence, this paper gives an account of the psychology and motivations of such individuals and the processes that facilitate and develop violent radicalization.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-123
Number of pages25
JournalEuropean Journal of Criminology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • terrorism
  • terrorists
  • violent extremism
  • Islamist terrorism
  • radicalisation
  • terrorist psychology

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