Terrorist Decision-Making Regarding Security and Risk

This project builds a better understanding of how terrorists make judgements about risk and security, and how this informs their actions (e.g. operational security measures, targeting decisions, hostile reconnaissance).

This project builds a better understanding of how terrorists make judgements about risk and security, and how this informs their actions (e.g. operational security measures, targeting decisions, hostile reconnaissance).

As this is a relatively new area of academic inquiry, the research begins with the criminological literature to develop hypotheses, which are tested against two data sets.

Research questions

  • How do criminals manage their own security, and how do they make risk judgements about the actions they wish to take?
  • How are terrorists the same or different in their decision-making about risk and security?

Project resources

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