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Killing in pairs: radicalisation patterns of violent dyads

In recent years there has been an upsurge in violent attacks conducted by pairs of individuals who have undergone a shared process of radicalisation. Violent dyads remain a relatively understudied phenomenon. Using a relational approach, this article analyses the unique character of dyadic radicalis...

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Main Author: O'Connor, Francis Patrick
Contributors: Malthaner, Stefan (VerfasserIn); Lindekilde, Lasse (Author)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
Published: 2018
In:International journal of conflict and violence
Year: 2018, Volume: 12, Pages: 1-12
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:In recent years there has been an upsurge in violent attacks conducted by pairs of individuals who have undergone a shared process of radicalisation. Violent dyads remain a relatively understudied phenomenon. Using a relational approach, this article analyses the unique character of dyadic radicalisation and how it differs from instances of lone actor or group-based terrorism. It draws on a number of recent case studies, analysing instances of non-kin, fraternal, and spousal dyads. Its principal case study is a failed attack in Germany in 2006, based on a range of documentary sources as well as an interview with one of the perpetrators.
ISSN:1864-1385