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Terrorism, political violence, and asymmetric conflict

Special issue call for papers from Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice

Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2016

To publish in 2017

Guest editor

Dr. Kurt Braddock
The Pennsylvania State University, US

About the issue

Although the academic study of terrorism has undergone exponential growth since the turn of the twentieth century, the bulk of this research has been performed in the fields of political science, psychology, and sociology. To be sure, these disciplines have produced a wealth of invaluable knowledge related to terrorism and political violence. That said, it would benefit the study of terrorism on the whole to produce and disseminate valuable research on terrorism in other disciplines (and their associated journals) as well.

In this vein, the aim of this issue is to feature original, innovative, and most importantly, scientifically rigorous research that forms a multi-disciplinary collection of discussions on various contemporary topics within the study of terrorism. Ultimately, this issue should provide both students and seasoned criminology researchers with a view into (a) the kinds of topics that terrorism researchers address, and (b) the methods they use to address them. Papers may be theoretical and/or empirical in kind, and all submissions will be considered. However, owing to their contemporary importance, particular areas of interest include:

  1. Discussions/explications of key concepts in terrorism research
  2. Lone-actor terrorism
  3. Cyber-terrorism
  4. Suicide terrorism
  5. CBRN terrorism
  6. The role of terrorism in Syria and Iraq
  7. Case analyses of specific, prominent terrorist organizations

Submission criteria and instructions

Further information

For any further information on this edition, or to discuss an idea for a paper, please contact the guest editor:

Dr. Kurt Braddock
The Pennsylvania State University, US
[email protected]

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