The Voices of Extremist Violence: What Can We Hear?

Authors: Richards, B.

Pages: 62-74

ISBN: 9781349566297

DOI: 10.1057/9781137512642_5

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The voices of extremist violence: what can we hear?

Authors: Richards, B.

Editors: Thorsen, E., Jackson, D., Savigny, H. and Alexander, J.

Pages: 62-74

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Place of Publication: Basingstoke


This essay examines the similarities and difference between terrrorist attacks on the public (particularly suicide attacks) and non-ideological 'rampage' killings. It notes the frequent importance of an overwhelming sense of humiliation in both categories of perpetrator, and discusses the interweaving of personal rage with political ideology in cases of extremist violence. The implications of this analysis for counter-terrorist strategy are noted.

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