In pursuit of the lone wolf terrorist: investigative economics and new horizons for the economic analysis of terrorism

Phillips, Peter J. (2013) In pursuit of the lone wolf terrorist: investigative economics and new horizons for the economic analysis of terrorism. Terrorism, Hot Spots and Conflict-Related Issues. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, NY. United States. ISBN 978-1-62618-988-1


This book explores new horizons for the economic analysis of terrorism with an innovative combination of economics and offender profiling. The book is aimed at contributing to law enforcement efforts to pre-empt and pursue the lone wolf terrorist. By taking the economic analysis of terrorism back to its core concepts of 'opportunities' and 'choices' and by insisting that all results be both computable and relevant to the investigative process, the author examines lone wolf terrorism from a unique perspective that yields new insights into the nature of the lone wolf terrorist's opportunities and choices to inflict human tragedy. Not content with the task of delineating opportunities and choices, the author shows how the frameworks he has developed may be inverted and deployed in the pursuit of the lone wolf terrorist if efforts to pre-empt the lone wolf terrorist have failed. This book is groundbreaking for both the type of economics analysis it presents and its conscious break with several long-held traditions of terrorism studies. Both academics and law enforcement practitioners will find the author's analysis stimulating, confronting and, above all, applicable to the investigative processes designed to pre-empt or pursue a single violent offender who aims to etch a graphic biography of violence into the public consciousness.

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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2013 01:18
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2017 00:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: lone wolf terrorism; conflict; economics of terrorism; defence economics; investigative psychology; offender profiling
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140213 Public Economics-Public Choice
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150199 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified
14 Economics > 1401 Economic Theory > 140104 Microeconomic Theory
16 Studies in Human Society > 1602 Criminology > 160204 Criminological Theories
Socio-Economic Objective: A Defence > 81 Defence > 8101 Defence > 810107 National Security
A Defence > 81 Defence > 8101 Defence > 810105 Intelligence

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