Analysing Personal Characteristics of Lone-Actor Terrorists: Research Findings and Recommendations
Roy, de, van Zuijdewijn J.; Bakker, E.;
This Research Note presents the outcome of a project that looked at the personal characteristics of lone-actor terrorists. It is part of the larger Countering Lone-Actor Terrorism (CLAT) project. The project described here aimed to improve understanding of, and response... View more
 eTh second Research Note in this issue of Perspectives on Terrorism presents the results on the processes of lone-actor terrorism, see Clare Ellis et al, “Analysing the Processes of Lone-Actor Terrorism: Research Findings”, Perspectives on Terrorism Vol. 10, No. 2 (2016).
 Edwin Bakker and Jeanine de Roy van Zuijdewijn, “Lone-Actor Terrorism. Definitional Workshop”, Countering Lone-Actor Terrorism Series No. 2 (Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, 2015), https://rusi.org/sites/default/files/201512_clat_definitional_workshop.pdf.
 For more information about the data collection process, see Sebastien Feve and Kelsey Bjornsgaard, “Lone-Actor Terrorism: Database Workshop”, Countering Lone-Actor Terrorism Series No. 3 (Royal United Nations Service Institute for Defence and Security Studies, 2015), http://www.strategicdialogue.org/wp-content/ uploads/2016/02/Database_Workshop.pdf.
 Ellis et al., “Analysis Paper”, Countering Lone-Actor Terrorism Series No. 4 (Royal United Services
 For an overview of the body of literature on lone actor terrorism, see, Rafaello Pantucci, Clare Ellis and Lorien Chaplais, ”Literature Review” Countering LoneActor Terrorism Series No. 1 (Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, 2015), https://rusi.org/sites/default/files/201512_clat_literature_ review_0.pdf.
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 It should be kept in mind that this statement was made in the context of those who threaten dignitaries in the United Kingdom. See: James, D.V., Farnham, F.R. & Wilson, S.P. “eTh Fixated Threat Assessment Centre: Implementing a joint policing and psychiatric approach to risk assessment and management in public figure threat cases”. In: J. Reid Meloy & J Hofman (Eds.) International Handbook of rTheat Assessment (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014), p.9.