War on Terrorism

Monday, January 30, 2017

What Can We Learn From the Similarities and Differences Between Lone Wolf Terrorists and Mass Murderers?



Lone actor terrorists have raised new concerns about the ability to prevent terrorist attacks when it is an individual seemingly acting on his own.

In a recent report, researchers sought to examine whether the trajectory toward acts of violence was similar for lone actor terrorists and mass murderers. They found that they are very similar in their behaviors before committing their crimes, but significant differences exist, including the leaking of intent prior to a violent crime.

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