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dc.contributor.authorRae, Jonathan A.
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-23T13:52:41Z
dc.date.available2013-08-23T13:52:41Z
dc.date.issued2012-09-22
dc.identifier.citationRae, J.A. (2012). Will it ever be possible to profile the terrorist? Journal of Terrorism Research, 3(2), pp. 64-74.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2049-7040en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://ojs.st-andrews.ac.uk/index.php/jtr/article/view/380en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/3986
dc.description.abstractThis paper critiques the claim that terrorists can be profiled – that is to say that terrorists possess distinguishable attributes that can be conceivably identified by an observer. In doing so, the most prominent profiling parameters - racial, gender, age, pathological, psychological and socioeconomic – are investigated. The above approaches are found to have little to no applied value in identifying terrorists from a societal population. The dominant criticisms of these methods emphasise their crude reductionism, an absence of internal and external validity, and their lack of practical application. Current evidence indicates that the profiling of terrorists is a futile venture.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCentre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrewsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Terrorism Researchen_US
dc.rightsThis is an open access article published in Journal of Terrorism Research. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)en_US
dc.subjectSocioeconomicen_US
dc.subjectPhysiologyen_US
dc.subjectProfilingen_US
dc.subjectTerrorist attributesen_US
dc.subjectRaceen_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectPsychologyen_US
dc.subject.lccHV6431en_US
dc.subject.lcshTerrorismen_US
dc.titleWill it ever be possible to profile the terrorist?en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.description.versionPublisher PDFen_US
dc.publicationstatusPublisheden_US
dc.statusPeer revieweden_US
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrewsen
dc.identifier.doihttp://doi.org/10.15664/jtr.380en


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