Journal of the Society for Terrorism Research

Terrorism as a tactic has been used by political and ideological groups for thousands of years. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression aims to address the complex causation and effects of terrorist activity by bringing together timely, scientifically and theoretically sound papers addressing terrorism from a behavioral science perspective. The journal is not intended as a forum for articles presenting policy or strategy analysis or those highly driven by opinion, but instead will publish empirical and theoretical papers, book reviews, letters to the Editor and invited visionary pieces by leading experts in the field, which have a strong base in behavioral science research. The articles will also draw on insights from related disciplines, including anthropology, economics, history, political science, nonlinear dynamic systems, and sociology. Articles will address such questions as:

  • What are the conditions that lead to the use of terrorist tactics?
  • How can future terrorist attacks be predicted?
  • How can terrorist attacks be prevented, or at least reduced?
  • How are terrorists recruited?
  • How can would-be terrorists and potential supporters be diverted?
  • How do societies move towards democracies that do not foster terrorism?
  • What is the impact of terrorism on societies that have been attacked?
  • What are the effects of counterterrorism efforts on societies where such efforts are ongoing?
  • How can recovery from the effects of terrorism on individuals and groups be expedited?

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All articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by at least two independent referees.

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  • Rachel Monaghan, Ph.D.

    Coventry University, UK
  • Lyndsey Harris, Ph.D.

    University of Lincoln, UK

Associate Editors

  • Abdolhossein Abdollahi, Ph.D.

    The University of Texas at El Paso and El Paso Community College, USA
  • Mary Beth Altier, Ph.D.

    New York University, USA
  • Tina Billington-Hughes

    University of Northampton, UK
  • Kurt Braddock, Ph.D.

    American University, USA
  • Joel Busher, Ph.D.

    Coventry University, UK
  • Jonny Byrne, Ph.D.

    Ulster University, Northern Ireland
  • Darin Challacombe, Ph.D.

    Fort Hays State University, USA
  • Violet Cheung, Ph.D.

    University of San Francisco, USA
  • Raquel da Silva, Ph.D.

    University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Reham El Shazly, Ph.D.

    Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt
  • Shandon Harris-Hogan

    RADAR Solutions and University of Oslo, Norway
  • Tarela Juliet Ike, Ph.D.

    Teesside University, UK
  • Gráinne Kelly, Ph.D.

    Ulster University, Northern Ireland
  • Malgorzata Kossowska, Ph.D.

    Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • John Bahadur Lamb, Ph.D.

    Staffordshire University, UK
  • Mark Littler, Ph.D.

    University of Greenwich, UK
  • John F. Morrison, Ph.D.

    Maynooth University, Ireland
  • Sam Mullins, Ph.D.

    Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, USA and University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Justin Quinn Olmstead, Ph.D.

    Sandia Laboratories, ASI, USA
  • Pieter Nanninga, Ph.D

    University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Kumar Ramakrishna, Ph.D.

    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Elanie Rodermond, Ph.D.

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Joshua Skoczylis, Ph.D., J.P.

    University of Lincoln, UK
  • Tali K. Walters, Ph.D.

    Society for Terrorism Research, USA

Founding Editors

  • Samuel Justin Sinclair, Ph.D.

  • Daniel Antonius, Ph.D.

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