Mar, 2017
Framework for Violence: Clarifying the Role of Motivation in Lone-Actor Terrorism
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.); Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.). Center for Homeland Defense and Security
Hallgarth, Jacob G.
From the Thesis Abstract: "A major goal of the homeland security enterprise is to prevent terrorism in the United States. Federal, state, and local agencies have responded to this challenge with a number of initiatives that have prevented another large-scale network attack since 9/11. Yet terrorism perpetrated by a lone individual, not in direct communication with a larger terrorist network, continues to occur on a regular basis in the United States. Rather than considering lone-actor terrorism a subset of networked terrorism, this thesis considers lone-actor terrorism as a subset of other grievance-fueled violence such as mass murders and workplace violence. Comparing the motivations of the perpetrators using a case study method, this thesis considers the complexities of addressing the key trait of motivation that separates lone-actor terrorism from other forms of lone violence. As a result of this analysis, five key observations--leading to five policy implications--are postulated to provide clarity to the issue of lone-actor terrorism in pursuance of improving prevention methods."
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  • Author
    Hallgarth, Jacob G.
  • Publishers
    Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
    Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.). Center for Homeland Defense and Security
  • Date
    Mar, 2017
  • Copyright
    Public Domain
  • Retrieved From
    Naval Postgraduate School, Dudley Knox Library:
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  • Media Type
  • Subjects
    Criminal snipers
    Criminal behavior, Prediction of
    Violence in the workplace
  • Resource Groups
    Thesis (CHDS)
    Thesis (NPS)
  • Series
    CHDS Outstanding Thesis Award Winners and Nominees
  • Lists
    Domestic Terrorism in the US
    Workplace Violence

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