Violence

TSAS WP17-01: A Concurrent Evaluation of Threat Assessment Tools for the Individual Assessment of Terrorism

Publisher: TSAS
Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2017
Description:

This research examines what is the content overlap among three tools that may be relevant for assessing an individual’s risk for terrorist violence: Version 3 of the Historical-Clinical-Risk Management—20 (HCR-20 – …

Security and Uncertainty in Contemporary Delayed-Return Cultures: Coping with the Blockage of Personal Goals

Year: 2015

Threat and defense: From Anxiety to Approach

Year: 2010
Description:

The social psychological literature on threat and defense is fragmented. Groups of researchers have focused on distinct threats, such as mortality, uncertainty, uncontrollability, or meaninglessness, and have developed separate theoretical – …

Anxious uncertainty and reactive approach motivation (RAM) for religious, idealistic, and lifestyle extremes

Year: 2013
Description:

Reactive Approach Motivation (RAM) theory proposes that the personal uncertainty arising from motivational conflict causes anxiety, and that anxiety draws people to extremes because extremes activate approach-motivated states that automatically – …

Neural Foundations of Meaning and Threat

Year: 2013

Threat and defense as goal regulation: From implicit goal-conflict to anxious uncertainty, reactive approach motivation (RAM), and ideological extremism

Author(s): McGregor-- Ian
Year: 2011
Description:

Four studies investigated a goal regulation view of anxious uncertainty threat (Gray & McNaughton, 2000) and ideological defense. In all studies, participants (N = 444) were randomly assigned to have – …

Examining the Needs and Motivations of Canada’s Federally Incarcerated Radicalized Offenders

Author(s): Michel-- S | Stys--Y
Geography: Canada
Year: 2014
Description:

This study allowed for an enhanced understanding of the motivations and needs of radicalized offenders,Footnote 1 while providing the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) with further evidence that can be – …

Bridging the Barrier: Israeli Unilateral Disengagement

Author(s): jacoby-- Tami
Year: 2007
Description:

The construction of the barrier separating Israel from the West Bank has become the site of one of the most heated controversies the world over, the source of virulent propaganda, – …

Israel’s Relations with Egypt and Turkey during the Arab Spring

Author(s): jacoby-- Tami
Geography: Egypt, Israel, Turkey
Year: 2013
Description:

What implications do the uprisings in the Middle East in 2010–2011 hold for Israel’s foreign relations with the two most strategically prominent states in the region, Egypt and Turkey? The – …

Narratives and Counternarratives: Somali-Canadians on Recruitment as Foreign Fighters to Al-Shabaab

Author(s): Joosse– Paul
Year: 2015

Using structured professional judgment guidelines in threat assessment and management: Presentation, analysis, and formulation of a case of serial intimate partner violence.

Year: 2014

Retaliation in Dagestan: The Missing Link in the Mobilization Scheme

Geography: Russia
Year: 2015

Social network analysis in the study of terrorism and political violence

Year: 2011

Resilience, trauma, context and culture

Author(s): Ungar– M
Year: 2013

Unintended Consequences of Neighbourhood Restructuring: Uncertainty, Disrupted Social Networks and Increased Fear of Violent Victimization Among Young Adults

Year: 2013

Murder on the Tokyo Subway: Nerve Centres, Religion and Violence

Author(s): Reader– Ian
Year: 2013

Dynamiques de participation d’une bande armée dans des crimes de masse. Une etude de cas du genocide rwandais

Author(s): Tanner– Samuel
Publisher: Hurtubise
Year: 2013

Beating a Path to Salvation: Themes in the Reality of Religious Violence

Author(s): Reader– Ian
Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2014

Networks as Strategic Repertoires: Functional differentiation among Al-Shabaab terror cells

Publisher: Routledge
Year: 1977

TSAS WP15-02: Terrorist Babble and the Limits of the Law: Assessing a Prospective Canadian Terrorism Glorification Offence

Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2015
Description:

Since 2007, the Canadian government has repeatedly expressed interest in a terrorism “glorification” offence, responding to internet materials regarded by officials as terrorist propaganda and as promoting “radicalization”. In the – …

Risk assessment and management of group-based violence

Author(s): Cook--Alana
Year: 2014
Description:

Group-based violence (GBV) may be defined as actual, attempted, or threatened physical injury that is deliberate and nonconsensual, perpetrated by one or more individuals whose decisions and behaviour are influenced – …

Woolwich Attack: Managing Fear

Author(s): Gomis– Benoît
Publisher: Chatham House
Year: 2013

Rise of Self-Defense Groups Highlights Mexico’s State-Level Security Challenges

Geography: Mexico, North America
Year: 2014
Description:

The inhabitants of Michoacan, a state on Mexico’s Pacific coastline, must feel a grim sense of deja vu regarding recent developments surrounding organized crime-related violence in the region. Seven years – …

Religious Radicalization and Securitization in Canada and Beyond

Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2014
Description:

In Religious Radicalization and Securitization in Canada and Beyond, Paul Bramadat and Lorne Dawson bring together contributors from a wide range of academic disciplines to examine the challenges created by – …

TSAS WP14-07: The Process of Radicalization: Right-Wing Skinheads in Quebec

Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2014
Description:

This research studies the radicalization process of right-wing skinheads in the province of Quebec by identifying the mechanisms that shape pathways toward extremism and violence.

The Imaginations of Humanitarian Assistance: A Machete to Counter the Crazy Forest of Varying Trajectories

Author(s): Aijazi-- Omer
Geography: Pakistan, South Asia
Year: 2014
Description:

The United Nations cited the 2010 monsoon floods in Pakistan as the largest humanitarian crisis in living memory. The environmental catastrophe effected twenty million people and highlighted the complicated relationship – …

Far-Right Lone Wolf Homicides in the United States

Year: 2013
Description:

Relying on data from the Extremist Crime Database (ECDB), we comparatively examine characteristics of far-right homicides in the United States perpetrated by suspects with no evident affiliations with domestic terrorist – …

Growing Threat of European Fighters in Syria Highlights Need for EU Cooperation

Author(s): Gomis-- Benoît
Year: 2014
Description:

Almost all European Union member states have seen some of their young citizens, often Muslims between the ages of 18-29, leave their countries to join the jihad against the Assad – …

Radicalization: A Prerequisite to Terrorism

Year: 2014
Description:

North America has long served as a fundraising and logistics hub for dozens of global terrorist organizations and has occasionally been attacked. Many radicals have lived, worked or studied in – …

Home-Grown Islamist Radicalization in Canada: Using Survey Evidence to Model the Structure of Radical Attitudes

Year: 2012
Description:

We designed a survey instrument to measure attitudes to issues widely believed to be relevant to radicalization and deployed it among Muslim communities in Ottawa. The results are remarkably inconsistent – …

Canada and the Arab Islamists: Plus ça change …

Author(s): Wilner– Alex
Year: 2013

The Link Between Unemployment and Terrorism

Author(s): Ali– Mohamed
Publisher: TED Talk
Year: 2013

Radicalization in North America: A Strategic Approach to Prevention

Geography: North America
Year: 2012

Impact and Ramifications: The Aftermath of the Aum Affair in the Japanese Religious Context

Geography: East Asia, Japan
Year: 2012
Description:

It is now seventeen years since the Tokyo subway attack that made Aum Shinrikyō and its leader Asahara Shōkō household names in Japan and beyond. The subway attack was swiftly – …

Globally Aum: The Aum Affair, Counterterrorism and Religion

Author(s): Reader-- Ian
Geography: East Asia, Japan
Year: 2012
Description:

Aum continues to feature in counterterrorism discourses and military training manuals, and continues to represent, for security services and policy makers, the “public face” of chemical and biologically oriented terrorism. – …

The 2012 National Elections in Papua New Guinea: Averting violence

Year: 2012

The Chechen Memory of Deportation: from Recalling a Silenced Past to the Political Use of Public Memory

Year: 2012

TSAS WP14-03: Right-wing Extremism in Canada

Publisher: TSAS
Year: 2014
Description:

What factors may promote violent right-wing extremism in Canada, and how is it connected to similar movements in the US and Europe? What impacts might this violence have on radicalization – …

Voices of the ‘‘Caucasus Emirate’’: Mapping and Analyzing North Caucasus Insurgency Websites

Year: 2014
Description:

This article looks at Internet use by insurgent groups in the North Caucasus in the context of a regional diffusion of violence. (Source: Publication).

Terrorism and Radicalization to Violence: Making Prevention Work

Year: 2012

A Public Health Approach to Understanding and Preventing Violent Radicalization

Publisher: BioMed Central
Year: 2012
Description:

Very recent acts of terrorism in the UK were perpetrated by ‘homegrown’, well educated young people, rather than by foreign Islamist groups; consequently, a process of violent radicalization was proposed – …

Terrorism is a Failed Brand

Author(s): McCue– Jason
Publisher: TED Talk
Year: 2012

Opportunity Costs or Costly Opportunities? The Arab Spring, Osama Bin Laden, and Al-Qaeda’s African Affiliates

Author(s): Wilner-- Alex
Year: 2011
Description:

There is little doubt that Al-Qaeda faces twin challenges in the “Arab Spring” sweeping North Africa and the Middle East (MENA) and in the death of Osama bin Laden in – …

Why Global Jihad is Losing

Author(s): Ghosh– Bobby
Publisher: TED Talk
Year: 2012

Collective and State Violence in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: The Limits of Classical Rational-Choice Theory

Author(s): Brym– Robert
Publisher: Wiley Online
Year: 2012

A Vision of Crimes in the Future

Author(s): Goodman– Marc
Publisher: TED Talk
Year: 2012

“Cashberta:” Migration Experiences of Somali-Canadian Second Generation Youth in Canada

Author(s): Jibril-- Sagal
Publisher: York University
Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2011
Description:

This paper examines the circumstances that have pushed Somali-Canadian male youth from Toronto to Alberta; a region with a growing and booming economy. (Source: Publication).

Contemporary Radical Right‐Wing Violence in Canada: A Quantitative Analysis

Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 1992
Description:

Despite the presence of radical right‐wing movements, groups, and individuals in Canada, a paucity of academic research on this topic exists. Concurrently, the majority of material on this particular area – …

Countering Radicalization of Diaspora Communities in Canada

Geography: Canada, North America
Year: 2011
Description:

This study provides an initial assessment of the state of radicalization amongst immigrant groups active within Canada’s largest metropolitan areas. The authors conducted an extensive literature review and examined over – …

Exploring the Connection between Immigration and Violent Crime Rates in U.S. Cities, 1980–2000

Year: 2009
Description:

A popular perception is that immigration causes higher crime rates. Yet, historical and contemporary research finds that at the individual level, immigrants are not more inclined to commit crime than – …