Accession Number:

AD1066691

Title:

Neuroscience Insights on Radicalization and Mobilization to Violence: A Review

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

NSI, Inc. Boston United States

Report Date:

2012-12-14

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

Radicalization is a complex phenomenon informed by various disciplines. The social sciences have provided planners and operators with an understanding of the who, what, and more recently the how of radicalization. The neuroscience community is working to expand the understanding of why. It is essential that planners and operators, who are often on the front line of counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency campaigns, have a deeper understanding of the why and how radicalization occurs. With a better understanding of the why aspect of radicalization, planners, operators, and social scientists can move beyond purely correlative work. This report offers insights from these various fields in an easily accessible format for the operational and planning communities.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE