Psychology of Terrorism: New Book Details Psychiatric Aspects of Radicalization

Credit: Bentham Books

In recent times, the phenomenon of lone wolf terrorism has been observed with the social assumption that a radicalized individual is only guided by personal, social, and ethnic reasons to commit an extremist act. Nevertheless, there is still much to understand about this phenomenon and improve the methods of investigation or psychiatric interventions.

Psychological Assessment and Interventions for Individuals Linked to Radicalization and Lone Wolf Terrorism serves as a practical handbook for psychologists, psychiatrists, criminologists, social workers, allied professionals (such as law enforcement officers) and students (in criminology, social science or psychology programs for example) who want to learn about the causes and prevention of terrorism, with a focus on radicalization processes and lone wolf agents.

Key Features:

  • Addresses the topic of lone wolf terrorism from multiple angles including psychological aspects, social aspects, philosophical aspects and prevention
  • Provides insights into forensic psychiatric methods used to study terrorism
  • Includes contributions from several mental health experts
  • Explains information in a concise, easy to comprehend manner
  • Includes references for further research

Edited by expert clinical psychologists, the contributors have taken both a qualitative and theoretical route to analyze the phenomenon, prompted by their clinical experience with mental health professionals, being in contact with radicalized people living in local towns and prisons.

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