A scientific approach to countering the terrorist threat

Dhami, Mandeep K. (2014) A scientific approach to countering the terrorist threat. In: UNSPECIFIED Cole, Jennifer and Pantucci, Raffaello, eds. STFC/RUSI. .

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Abstract

The paper has proposed instead that issues in terrorism and violent extremism be examined using the scientific method. It has discussed how the findings of research using this method can inform more robust risk assessments, more effective interventions and more rigorous evaluations. Social scientists, on whom policy-makers call for an improved understanding of terrorism and violent extremism, need to acknowledge the inherent limitations of ‘non-scientific’ methods. They also need to consider applying experimental design to this domain, and they need to set aside personal methodological preferences and undertake a scientific study of terrorism
and violent extremism. Policy-makers must encourage and support their efforts in doing so.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: in Book called 'Community tensions'
Editors: Cole, Jennifer and Pantucci, Raffaello
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology
Item ID: 16065
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Depositing User: Mandeep Dhami
Date Deposited: 18 May 2015 16:21
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2019 09:45
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/16065

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