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The Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism : Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why? - Federal Research Division

The Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism

Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why?

Paperback Published: 24th January 2005
ISBN: 9781410212771
Number Of Pages: 178

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CONTENTS Preface Executive Summary: Mindsets of Mass Destruction New Types of Post-Cold War Terrorists -- New Forms of Terrorist-Threat Scenarios Introduction Terms of Analysis Defining Terrorism and Terrorists -- Terrorist Group Typologies Approaches to Terrorism Analysis The Multicausal Approach -- The Political Approach -- The Organizational Approach -- The Physiological Approach -- The Psychological Approach General Hypotheses of Terrorism Frustration-Aggression Hypothesis -- Negative Identity Hypothesis -- Narcissistic Rage Hypothesis The Psychology of the Terrorist Terrorist Motivation -- The Process of Joining a Terrorist Group -- The Terrorist as Mentally Ill --The Terrorist as Suicidal Fanatic -- Fanatics -- Suicide Terrorists -- Terrorist Group Dynamics -- Pressures to Conform -- Pressures to Commit Acts of Violence -- Terrorist Rationalization of Violence -- The Terrorist's Ideological or Religious Perception Terrorist Profiling Hazards of Terrorist Profiling -- Sociological Characteristics of Terrorists in the Cold War Period -- Characteristics of Female Terrorists -- Female Motivation for Terrorism Conclusion Terrorist Profiling -- Terrorist Group Mindset Profiling -- Promoting Terrorist Group Schisms -- How Guerrilla and Terrorist Groups End Appendix -- Sociopsychological Profiles: Case Studies Exemplars of International Terrorism in the Early 1970s -- Exemplars of International Terrorism in the Early 1990s -- Ethnic Separatist Groups -- Social Revolutionary Groups -- Religious Fundamentalist Groups Tables Educational Level and Occupational Background of Right-Wing Terrorists in West Germany, 1980 -- Ideological Profile of Italian Female Terrorists, January 1970-June 1984 -- Prior Occupational Profile of Italian Female Terrorists, January 1970-June 1984 -- Geographical Profile of Italian Female Terrorists, January 1970-June 1984 -- Age and Relationships Profile of Italian Female Terrorists, January 1970-June 1984 -- Patterns of Weapons Use by the Revolutionary Organization 17 November, 1975-97 Glossary Bibliography

Preface; Executive Summary: Mindsets of Mass Destruction; New Types of Post-Cold War Terrorists - New Forms of Terrorist-Threat Scenarios; Introduction; Terms of Analysis; Defining Terrorism and Terrorists - Terrorist Group Typologies; Approaches to Terrorism Analysis; The Multicausal Approach - The Political Approach - The Organizational Approach - The Physiological Approach - The Psychological Approach; General Hypotheses of Terrorism; Frustration-Aggression Hypothesis - Negative Identity Hypothesis - Narcissistic Rage Hypothesis; The Psychology of the Terrorist; Terrorist Motivation - The Process of Joining a Terrorist Group - The Terrorist as Mentally Ill -The Terrorist as Suicidal Fanatic - Fanatics - Suicide Terrorists - Terrorist Group Dynamics - Pressures to Conform - Pressures to Commit Acts of Violence - Terrorist Rationalization of Violence - The Terrorist's Ideological or Religious Perception; Terrorist Profiling; Hazards of Terrorist Profiling - Sociological Characteristics of Terrorists in the Cold War Period - Characteristics of Female Terrorists - Female Motivation for Terrorism; Conclusion; Terrorist Profiling - Terrorist Group Mindset Profiling - Promoting Terrorist Group Schisms - How Guerrilla and Terrorist Groups End; Appendix - Sociopsychological Profiles: Case Studies; Exemplars of International Terrorism in the Early 1970s - Exemplars of International Terrorism in the Early 1990s - Ethnic Separatist Groups - Social Revolutionary Groups - Religious Fundamentalist Groups; Tables; Educational Level and Occupational Background of Right-Wing Terrorists in West Germany, 1980 - Ideological Profile of Italian Female Terrorists, January 1970-June 1984 - Prior Occupational Profile of Italian Female Terrorists, January 1970-June 1984 - Geographical Profile of Italian Female Terrorists, January 1970-June 1984 - Age and Relationships Profile of Italian Female Terrorists, January 1970-June 1984 - Patterns of Weapons Use by the Revolutionary Organization 17 November, 1975-97; Glossary; Bibliography

ISBN: 9781410212771
ISBN-10: 1410212777
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 178
Published: 24th January 2005
Publisher: University Press of the Pacific
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.45