3 Page Paper on the mind of a terrorist

3 Page Paper on the mind of a terrorist

Research paper describing the psychological and behavioral factors of individual terrorists (i.e. recruits and suicide bombers; not terrorist leaders such as Bin Laden).

Note: you will address different radicalization processes/models in the final paper such as Moghaddam’s Staircase, so you only need to research and discuss individual psychological and behavioral factors in this paper. Also remember that “psychological” does not mean “psychotic” and we are only addressing those of sound mind who deliberately choose violence for a political purpose, or retribution or to instill fear (not crazy mass shooters).

  • The body of your report is to be at least three FULL pages in length (not counting title page and references) and is to contain the following:
  • A brief introduction, with the topic and your thesis
  • A main body, containing the “meat” of the paper, where you provide the requested information supported by class readings and with your analysis
  • A conclusion, summarizing your information clearly and concisely
  • Requirements:
    • Written according to the APA style and format (parenthetical in-text citation formats only; not end notes or footnotes);
    • Use Times New Roman 12 point font;
    • 1 inch margins on all sides with no paragraph indentation other than the first line by .5 inches
    • Double space all text (no extra lines or spaces after a paragraph or section headings and no added font sizes or lines either)
    • A respectable number of credible resources used, cited in the paper as in-text citations, and included on the reference page. A good rule of thumb is at least 2 scholarly sources per page of content (a minimum of 2 new scholarly sources per page in a research paper is acceptable). Use those academic and credible sources provided to you throughout the course, as well as other scholarly material obtained from conducting your own research. Freely utilize appropriate and reputable academic sources, summarize in your own words and cite accordingly.
    • The paper must be free of typographical, spelling and grammatical errors (make sure to proof read before submission)




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Terrorism is an issue that has been in existence for an extended period. The questions that most people ask is why are there terrorists and why do they seek to cause harm and damage to others? What makes terrorists want to become terrorists? I bid to try to answer the said questions I will consider the psychology and the behaviors of an individual terrorist in this paper. I will discuss the factors that cause them to deliberately choose violence whether it is for retribution, to instill fear or for a political purpose.

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