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The focus of this book is ultimately to present a clear and succinct view of what psychological research has revealed about terrorists and terrorism. The results are often disturbing, sometimes surprising and frequently disheartening. Perhaps most worrying of all, is the extent to which this current level and range of knowledge has repeatedly been ignored and overlooked by those tasked with the responsibility of controlling terrorism. This book aims to provide a clear, intelligent and well-informed account of what psychology has learned in the past thirty years about issues relating to terrorism. It also aims to demonstrate just how one branch of social science can provide a powerful tool for insight and guidance on one of the most challenging problems facing the modern world.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTerrorists, Victims and Society
Subtitle of host publicationPsychological Perspectives on Terrorism and its Consequences
EditorsAndrew Silke
Place of PublicationChichester
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781119941248
ISBN (Print)9780471494621
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • terrorism
  • political violence
  • psychology
  • psychology of terrorism
  • terrorist psychology

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