Terrorist Minds

by Sagit Yehoshua (Author)
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Terrorist Minds: From Social-Psychological Profiling to Assessing the Risk explores the process of terrorist behavioural analysis, from the social-psychological profiling of terrorists to the development of risk assessment tools. Most of the research for this book was conducted in cooperation with the Intelligence Department of the Israeli Prison Service via qualitative, in-depth interviews with leaders of terrorist organisations in Israeli prisons. Once social-psychological profiles were established, terrorist risk assessment tools were developed to allow for better observation and practical management of associated problems.This book fills the gaps in existing literature on the psychology of imprisoned terrorist group leaders through the analysis of individuals' social, professional and personal lives, as well as their attitudes and perceptions. The book also covers the practical aspects of risk assessment based on social-psychological profiling, and discusses relevant tools that have been developed in recent years. It aims to better inform counter-terrorism initiatives and policymaking, as well as improve methods of communication, counter-terrorism, and conflict resolution.Contents:

  • Preface
  • About the Author
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of Tables and Figure
  • Introduction
  • Literature Review
  • Methodology
  • Sociological Influence Factors
  • Personality Profile
  • Mindset
  • Leadership Profile
  • Imprisonment
  • Analysis of the Social-Psychological Profile
  • Assessing the Risk
  • Conclusion ? From Profiling to Assessing the Risk
  • Limitations
  • Appendices

Readership: Students and professionals in the field of counterterrorism studies, and the general public interested in counterterrorist initiatives.Psychology of Terrorism;Radicalisation;Arab Israeli Conflict;Terrorists Leaders;Risk Assessment;Profiling0Key Features:
  • This book covers information gathered by first-hand interviews through repeated encounters with terrorist groups' leaders and hence, makes an original contribution to the literature
  • This book provides a detailed profile of terrorist leaders in Israeli prisons and hence allows for a better understanding of a phenomenon which is otherwise not explored
  • This book aims to explore the profile of terrorist leaders in prison as well as an interesting insight related to the process the author went through while investigating the profile of these leaders and further on applied it to conduct relevant practical risk assessment to be used for better management of the risks

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October 19, 2020
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