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