Radicalization in Australia: Examining Australia's Convicted Terrorists

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Title Radicalization in Australia: Examining Australia's Convicted Terrorists
Author Porter, Louise Elizabeth; Kebbell, Mark Rhys
Journal Name Psychiatry, Psychology and Law
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This article explores theories of radicalization by analysing the 21 individuals convicted to date under Australian anti-terrorism laws. All 21 are Australian citizens and so are discussed with reference to literature on home-grown terrorists. Open source data in the form of media and law reports were collected and analysed for descriptive features of the individuals and their involvement in terrorism-related activities. Themes consistent with elements of process models of radicalization were found, particularly identity issues, ideology, capability and group dynamics. The features analysed are discussed in relation to social attachments and rationalizations, as well as counter-radicalization initiatives.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13218719.2010.482953
Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, Vol. 18(2), 2011, pp. 212-231. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com with the open URL of your article.
Volume 18
Issue Number 2
Page from 212
Page to 231
ISSN 1321-8719
Date Accessioned 2011-11-23
Language en_US
Research Centre ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/42315
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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