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Profiles, Patterns, and Personnel

John Horgan

in Divided We Stand

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199772858
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199307418 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772858.003.0004
Profiles, Patterns, and Personnel

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While chapter 3 examined what the dissidents do, this chapter examines who the dissidents are. Beginning with a review of the psychology of the terrorist, this chapter examines never before seen data on who becomes a dissident and how. The chapter presents the results of one of the largest datasets of convicted terrorists. It examines the increasing role of women in the groups, and examines how older members play a critical role in identifying and recruiting teenagers and young children into their ranks. The chapter examines key differences between recruitment in Northern Ireland vs. the Republic of Ireland, and examines the key differences between the various factions in terms of their operations, and subsequent convictions for terrorist offences.

Keywords: terrorism; terrorist; psychology of terrorism; terrorist profile; terrorist career; terrorist recruitment; mobilization; radicalization

Chapter.  13177 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Psychology

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