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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
Date Published
March 2016
Length
14 pages
Author(s)
J. Klausen, T. Morrill, R. Libretti
Agencies
NIJ-Sponsored
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 Created: May 17, 2017