publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

Threat Assessment: Do Lone Terrorists Differ from Other Lone Offenders?

Zierhoffer, Diane;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2014 Journal: Journal of Strategic Security, volume 7, pages 48-62 (issn: 1944-0464, eissn: 1944-0472, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of South Florida Libraries
Abstract
This study evaluates the viability of a threat assessment model developed to calculate the risk of targeted violence as a predictor of violence by potential lone terrorists. There is no profile, to date, which would assist in the identification of a lone terrorist prior to an attack. The threat assessment model developed by Borum, Fein, Vossekuil, and Berglund and described in “Threat Assessment: Defining an approach for evaluating risk of targeted violence” (1999) poses ten questions about the patterns of thinking and behaviors that may precipitate an attack of targeted violence. Three terrorists are studied to assess the model’s value as a predictor of terrori...
Subjects
free text keywords: Sociology, Risk assessment, Threat assessment, Suspect, Terrorism, Law enforcement, Public administration, Criminology, Psychology, Terrorism / counterterrorism, Military Science, U
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

Threat Assessment: Do Lone Terrorists Differ from Other Lone Offenders?

Zierhoffer, Diane;