Application of the Social Learning Theory to Domestic Terrorist Recruitment   [open pdf - 204KB]

This paper discusses the use of the Social Learning Theory in determining who is susceptible to terrorist recruitment. Topics included in the discusses: international terrorism, criminology and terrorology gaps, prison gangs and recruitment, and implications. From the paper: "In the law enforcement community, we have multiple theories as to how a criminal act can be prevented or reacted to once committed. Likewise, we have begun to design strategies and tactics to better understand and deal with the impacts of terrorist attacks as we continue to advance further into the new millennium. While all can debate the odds of where or when the next terrorist attack will occur, very few of us have taken the time to consider who will actually execute these acts of martyrdom in the name of Allah. In studying the who, we must consider the how. The how refers to how an individual, a member of our society, becomes entangled in this form of antisocial deviance. In questioning the how, it's necessary to examine the social interactions of individuals and weighing their vulnerabilities to the recruitment of local domestic and international terrorist cells through varying venues"

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