Psychological Assessment and Interventions for Individuals Linked to Radicalization and Lone Wolf Terrorism

Psychological Assessment and Interventions for Individuals Linked to Radicalization and Lone Wolf Terrorism

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 ...
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Lone Wolf Radicalization and Terrorism: Social and Psychological Analysis Reveal a Diffusion Wider than Expected

Pp. 30-46 (17)

DOI: 10.2174/9789814998338121010005

Author(s): Carlo Lazzari*, Abdul Nusair, Thimmaiah Rajanna

Abstract

When radicalization refers to a single individual, it is defined as the lone wolf (LW) phenomenon. A broader perspective reveals that radicalization is an overarching occurrence that affects all aspects of social life, such as family, schools, organizations, countries, and governments. The current study explores how social events in our towns, regions, and countries can deploy to create a terrorist mind and lead to extremist acts. Under favorable circumstances, radicalization can affect any vulnerable mind leading to irreversible and catastrophic actions that could be preventable with a robust analysis of social phenomena.

Keywords:

Analysis, Lone Wolf, Radicalization, Terrorism.