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Terrorist Age-Crime Curve: An Analysis of American Islamist Terrorist Offenders and Age-Specific Propensity for Participation in Violent and Nonviolent Incidents

NCJ Number
250058
Author(s)
J. Klausen, T. Morrill, R. Libretti
Date Published
March 2016
Length
14 pages
Annotation
This study examined the age-crime relationship among terrorist offenders, using a data set of over 600 American terrorism offenders inspired by one of three Islamist groups: Hamas, Hezbollah, or Al Qaeda.
Abstract
The study found that the pattern of violent Islamist crime in the United States departs from the standard age-crime curve in significant ways. Violent action among terrorist offenders peaks at a later age and occurs across a broader age range than is the case for ordinary violent crimes. (Publisher abstract modified)
Date Published: March 1, 2016