Radicalization, Terrorism & Psychopathology

Law and policy / Research policy

Radicalization, Terrorism & Psychopathology

State of affairs, gaps and priorities for future research (full text only available in Dutch)

Summary

In 2018, there seems to be a consensus among experts that psychopathology cannot lead independently to radicalization or terrorism and is therefore not a direct risk factor. However, psychopathology is often included in risk assessment instruments. Thus, a more nuanced picture is necessary to better understand the relationship between psychopathology and terrorism for sound case management. Therefore, the current study has tried to answer the following two main research questions:

  1. What is known from extant scientific research about the relationship between psychological disorders and radicalization/terrorism?
  2. What is a relevant and feasible research agenda in this field?

Publication data

Author(s):
Schulten, N., Doosje, B., Spaaij, R., Kamphuis, J.H.
Organization(s):
University of Amsterdam - Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, WODC
Place of publication:
Amsterdam
Publisher:
University of Amsterdam - Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Year of publication:
2019

Order information

Address:
UvA - Faculteit der Maatschappij- en gedragswetenschappen
Website:
http://www.uva.nl/over-de-uva/organisatie/faculteiten/content/faculteit-der-maatschappij-en-gedragswetenschappen/faculteit-der-maatschappij-en-gedragswetenschappen.html