Describe what efforts or programs are most effective in countering radicalization.

Radicalization Models on Terrorism Motivations

Compare and contrast at least two different radicalization models that explain terrorist motivations. In this research paper also summarize behavioral and psychological factors associated with disengaging from terrorism and describe what efforts or programs are most effective in countering radicalization and why.

Recommended Source: King, M. and Taylor, D. M. (2011). The Radicalization of Homegrown Jihadists: A Review of Theoretical Models and Social Psychological EvidenceTerrorism & Political Violence, 23(4), 602-618. You should start with this article and then use other sources as well to make sure you hit the 8 expected scholarly references for this research paper.

Radicalization models:

  1. Borum’s Pathway
  2. Wiktorowicz’s Theory of Joining Extremist Groups
  3. Moghaddam’s Staircase to Terrorism
  4. NYPD Radicalization Process
  5. Sageman’s Four Prongs Model

All the requirements should be covered above. The format for the references page has to be Author.Date.Title of article.Website. It is nothing crazy. Also, feel free to write about whatever two you’d like and I provided an example essay to reference if you want. If you need anything else let me know! Thanks!

Website from above (If it doesn’t work let me know and I’ll figure something out):

https://www-tandfonline-com.ezproxy1.apus.edu/doi/full/10.1080/09546553.2011.587064

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