By Mark S. Hamm,Ramon Spaaij,Simon Cottee

The lethality of lone-wolf terrorism has reached an all-time excessive within the usa. remoted participants utilizing firearms with high-capacity magazines are committing brutally effective killings with the purpose of terrorizing others, but there's little consensus on what connects those crimes and the motivations at the back of them. In The Age of Lone Wolf Terrorism, the terrorism specialists Mark S. Hamm and Ramón Spaaij mix criminological concept with empirical and ethnographic examine to map the pathways of lone-wolf radicalization, assisting with the identity of suspected members and spotting styles of indoctrination.

Reviewing accomplished info on those actors, together with greater than 2 hundred terrorist incidents, Hamm and Spaaij locate mix of non-public and political grievances lead lone wolves to befriend on-line sympathizers—whether jihadists, white supremacists, or different antigovernment extremists—and then announce their motive to dedicate terror whilst caused. Hamm and Spaaij rigorously distinguish among lone wolves and members radicalized inside of a bunch dynamic. this significant distinction is what makes this e-book this sort of major handbook for pros looking richer perception into the transformation of alienated participants into armed warriors. Hamm and Spaaij finish with an research of contemporary FBI sting operations designed to avoid lone-wolf terrorism within the usa, describing who will get specified, suggestions for luring suspects, and the ethics of arresting and prosecuting citizens.

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