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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/26156
Title:
Terrorism and Mental Illness: Is There A Relationship?
Authors:
Weatherston, David; Moran, Jonathan
Abstract:
This article examines the connections between mental illness and terrorism. Most social scientists have discounted a causal relationship between mental illness and terrorism. This is not necessarily always the case within terrorism studies, the media, or political circles where the psychology of terrorism is often expressed in the language of mentalisms, and theories of pathologisation continue to exist. This article reaffirms the view that apart from certain pathological cases, there is no causal connection between an individual’s mental disorder and engagement in terrorist activity. The individual terrorist’s motivations can be explained by other factors, including behavioural psychology. However, there may be a connection between an individual engaging in terrorist activity and developing a mental disorder[s]. Certain stressors that occur because of terrorist activity may result in psychological disturbance in terrorist individuals. These factors may partially explain terrorist group instability and should be taken into account when detaining and interrogating terrorist suspects.
Citation:
International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 47(6): 698-713
Publisher:
Sage Publications
Journal:
International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
Issue Date:
2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/26156
DOI:
10.1177/0306624X03257244
Additional Links:
http://ijo.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/47/6/698; http://direct.bl.uk/bld/PlaceOrder.do?UIN=141554231&ETOC=RN&from=searchengine
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0306624X
Appears in Collections:
Legal Studies Research Group ; Legal Studies Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorWeatherston, David-
dc.contributor.authorMoran, Jonathan-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-15T09:49:07Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-15T09:49:07Z-
dc.date.issued2003-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 47(6): 698-713en
dc.identifier.issn0306624X-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0306624X03257244-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/26156-
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the connections between mental illness and terrorism. Most social scientists have discounted a causal relationship between mental illness and terrorism. This is not necessarily always the case within terrorism studies, the media, or political circles where the psychology of terrorism is often expressed in the language of mentalisms, and theories of pathologisation continue to exist. This article reaffirms the view that apart from certain pathological cases, there is no causal connection between an individual’s mental disorder and engagement in terrorist activity. The individual terrorist’s motivations can be explained by other factors, including behavioural psychology. However, there may be a connection between an individual engaging in terrorist activity and developing a mental disorder[s]. Certain stressors that occur because of terrorist activity may result in psychological disturbance in terrorist individuals. These factors may partially explain terrorist group instability and should be taken into account when detaining and interrogating terrorist suspects.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://ijo.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/47/6/698en
dc.relation.urlhttp://direct.bl.uk/bld/PlaceOrder.do?UIN=141554231&ETOC=RN&from=searchengine-
dc.subjectTerrorismen
dc.subjectTerrorist psychologyen
dc.subjectAbnormal psychologyen
dc.subjectMental illnessen
dc.subjectCriminal psychology-
dc.titleTerrorism and Mental Illness: Is There A Relationship?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminologyen
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