[EVENT] The Origins Of Extremism
What are the mechanisms leading to terrorist acts?
To discuss this and more questions, come to our upcoming seminar:
The Origins of Extremism
There is a lot of speculation about the long-term and short-term mechanisms leading to violent extremism and actual involvement in terrorist acts. However, very few studies have examined empirically the individual, behavioural, family-related and contextual antecedents of violent extremism. The first presentation by Dr Amy Nivette (University of Utrecht) will examine prospective developmental risk factors for violent extremist beliefs in a large ethnically mixed cohort study. Dr Paul Gill (University College London) presents findings from his pathbreaking study on the motivations and antecedent behaviours of Lone Actor Terrorists. In conjunction, the two studies examine processes of radicalisation from initial susceptibility to extremists views to actual terrorist acts.
Find out more about the talks and the speakers on the Violence Research website: http://www.vrc.crim.cam.ac.uk/events/extremism
Wednesday, 17 Feb 2016
Room B3 at the Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Avenue, University of Cambridge
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