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.
- 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?
Dr Paul Gill
University College London, UK