Download or read book Lone Wolf and Autonomous Cell Terrorism written by Jeffrey Kaplan and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-10-02 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: President Obama has declared that the greatest terrorist threat which America faces is attacks by lone wolf terrorists. This volume expands the lone wolf rubric to include autonomous cells: small groups of terrorists who cooperate, but operate independently. The challenge presented by lone wolves and autonomous cells, unlike the threat emanating from established terrorist groups like Al Qaeda, has proven intractable because of the difficulty of gathering intelligence on these actors or effectively countering their actions. Lone wolves operate under the radar, staging deadly attacks such as that at the Boston Marathon, and the 2011 attacks in Norway. This volume includes Theory and Policy Studies, individual case studies and the technological impacts of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons as well as the impact of social media in the process of recruitment and radicalization. This book was originally published as a special issue of Terrorism & Political Violence.
Download or read book The Age of Lone Wolf Terrorism written by Mark S. Hamm and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2017-05-09 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The lethality of lone-wolf terrorism has reached an all-time high in the United States. Isolated individuals using firearms with high-capacity magazines are committing brutally efficient killings with the aim of terrorizing others, yet there is little consensus on what connects these crimes and the motivations behind them. In The Age of Lone Wolf Terrorism, terrorism experts Mark S. Hamm and Ramón Spaaij combine criminological theory with empirical and ethnographic research to map the pathways of lone-wolf radicalization, helping with the identification of suspected behaviors and recognizing patterns of indoctrination. Reviewing comprehensive data on these actors, including more than two hundred terrorist incidents, Hamm and Spaaij find that a combination of personal and political grievances lead lone wolves to befriend online sympathizers—whether jihadists, white supremacists, or other antigovernment extremists—and then announce their intent to commit terror when triggered. Hamm and Spaaij carefully distinguish between lone wolves and individuals radicalized within a group dynamic. This important difference is what makes this book such a significant manual for professionals seeking richer insight into the transformation of alienated individuals into armed warriors. Hamm and Spaaij conclude with an analysis of recent FBI sting operations designed to prevent lone-wolf terrorism in the United States, describing who gets targeted, strategies for luring suspects, and the ethics of arresting and prosecuting citizens.
Download or read book Lone Wolf s Run written by Wayne Littrell and published by Abbott Press. This book was released on 2014-09-17 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When a vicious serial-killer comes looking for John 'Wolf' Trotter and his biker brothers, she has more than torture and death in mind. This time, she's backed up by a well-trained paramilitary band of disciples fueled by their own hatred. Wolf, a writer named for his passion for riding the back roads as a lone-wolf biker, has a troubled past. It started when he and his friends brought a killer for hire's career to a sudden end. Blondie, the dead assassin's unique and illusive partner, has devised a plan that will destroy the fragile trust among motorcycle clubs, the police, and the public that has taken decades to build. When Wolf and his buddies try to lure this devious chameleon out, bodies begin to pile up in apparently unrelated incidents. While the authorities spin their wheels, Wolf and his brothers devise their own risky plan. Will it derail the growing national threat before it sparks a bloody conflict that could be impossible to stop and almost certain to get them killed? Delivering more than just suspense and excitement, Lone Wolf's Run is an innovative hybrid thriller that skillfully incorporates safety advice and actual unique destinations into the plot-map included. "Lone Wolf's Run put me on my motorcycle ... Strange is the experience that teaches one to value riding safety while witnessing unexpected mayhem in the riding community." -Larry Lindsey, legislative director, Alabama ABATE, MSF rider/coach
Download or read book Lone Wolf s Lady written by Judy Duarte and published by Harlequin. This book was released on 2014 with total page 283 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Inspirational historical romance"--Spine.
Download or read book The Lone Wolf s Craving written by Tina Beckett and published by Harlequin. This book was released on 2013-09-01 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: His fiercest battle is with himself… Back on Civvy Street, after a tour of duty in Afghanistan, Dr. Luke Blackman is left with physical and emotional trauma. He hides both very well, keeping everyone at a distance and his feelings locked down tight. Until emotions explode in his emergency room and he loses himself with the beguiling Kate Bradley in the dark of a hospital supply closet! This lone wolf has never revealed his scars to a woman, and he has no intention of getting further involved—no matter how good she makes him feel. But for a brooding hero who's been alone too long Kate is an addiction he just can't break….
Download or read book Halo Lone Wolf 3 written by Anne Toole and published by Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues). This book was released on 2019-03-06 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With Covenant forces closing in on their location, Spartan sharpshooter Linda-058 must rally the human settlers under a single essential cause: protect an AI that contains the bulk of human history. As new threats rise, the legendary supersoldier sees her mission parameters shift and finds that she will need help from the very man she was sent to kill. Based on the popular Halo video game series!
- Author : Carlo Lazzari
- Publisher : Bentham Science Publishers
- Release : 2021-09-02
- ISBN : 9814998346
- Pages : 151 pages
Download or read book Psychological Assessment and Interventions for Individuals Linked to Radicalization and Lone Wolf Terrorism written by Carlo Lazzari and published by Bentham Science Publishers. This book was released on 2021-09-02 with total page 151 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In recent times, the phenomenon of lone wolf terrorism has been observed with the social assumption that a radicalized individual is only guided by personal, social, and ethnic reasons to commit an extremist act. Nevertheless, there is still much to understand about this phenomenon and improve the methods of investigation or psychiatric interventions. This handbook attempts to cover gaps in understanding the psychiatric aspects of radicalization and the phenomenon of lone-wolf terrorism. Edited by expert clinical psychologists, the contributors have taken both a qualitative and theoretical route to analyze the phenomenon, prompted by their clinical experience with mental health professionals, being in contact with radicalized people living in local towns and prisons. Key Features - Addresses the topic of lone wolf terrorism from multiple angles including psychological aspects, social aspects, philosophical aspects and prevention - Provides insights into forensic psychiatric methods used to study terrorism - Includes contributions from several mental health experts - Explains information in a concise, easy to comprehend manner - Includes references for further research Psychological Assessment and Interventions for Individuals Linked to Radicalization and Lone Wolf Terrorism serves as a practical handbook for psychologists, psychiatrists, criminologists, social workers, allied professionals (such as law enforcement officers) and students (in criminology, social science or psychology programs for example) who want to learn about the causes and prevention of terrorism, with a focus on radicalization processes and lone wolf agents.
Download or read book Lone Wolf True Stories Of Spree written by Pan Pantziarka and published by Random House. This book was released on 2014-10-31 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cases of lone killers embarking on slaughter sprees have occurred with frightening regularity since the late 1980s. People like Michael Ryan, Thomas Hamilton, Martin Bryant and Oklahoma bomber Timothy McVeigh. What drives these men - and it is always men - to turn on friends, family and strangers in acts of senseless rage and slaughter? In the wake of the summer of 1999, in which four incidents of spree killing shocked the world, this is a look at a chilling new trend of brutal and indiscriminate killing that blights our "civilized" society.
Download or read book Lone Wolves written by Florian Hartleb and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-01-10 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As the attacks in Norway, Munich and most recently Christchurch have shown: a new threat is now shaking liberal Western societies. Radicalized right-wing extremists – so-called lone wolves – are engaging in individually planned terror attacks. Written by an expert on terrorism and populism, this book highlights the dynamics of this new breed of terrorism. By providing in-depth insights into the biographies of individual perpetrators, it illustrates the changing profile of the typical lone terrorist. This new kind of terrorist engages in violence without being a member of a party or organization, yet is radicalized by a global right-wing subculture that communicates in virtual networks. This startling and well-written book reveals the ideological roots of lone wolf terrorism and urges governments and civil society to take the threat seriously and implement suitable countermeasures.
Download or read book Picturing the Wolf in Children s Literature written by Debra Mitts-Smith and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-12-06 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the villainous beast of “Little Red Riding Hood” and “The Three Little Pigs,” to the nurturing wolves of Romulus and Remus and Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, the wolf has long been a part of the landscape of children’s literature. Meanwhile, since the 1960s and the popularization of scientific research on these animals, children’s books have begun to feature more nuanced views. In Picturing the Wolf in Children’s Literature, Mitts-Smith analyzes visual images of the wolf in children’s books published in Western Europe and North America from 1500 to the present. In particular, she considers how wolves are depicted in and across particular works, the values and attitudes that inform these depictions, and how the concept of the wolf has changed over time. What she discovers is that illustrations and photos in works for children impart social, cultural, and scientific information not only about wolves, but also about humans and human behavior. First encountered in childhood, picture books act as a training ground where the young learn both how to decode the “symbolic” wolf across various contexts and how to make sense of “real” wolves. Mitts-Smith studies sources including myths, legends, fables, folk and fairy tales, fractured tales, fictional stories, and nonfiction, highlighting those instances in which images play a major role, including illustrated anthologies, chapbooks, picture books, and informational books. This book will be of interest to children’s literature scholars, as well as those interested in the figure of the wolf and how it has been informed over time.
Download or read book The Favorable Wild Master written by Dong Fangshaoshuai and published by Funstory. This book was released on 2019-12-18 with total page 863 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Crazy! The one who caught him was his fiancée, and the one who called him a beauty was his old classmate. Even the beautiful landlady who was with him everyday was a pawn planted by someone else! Humph! Playing tricks? It's my forte to play dumb and play the pig to eat the tiger. Competing on courage and insight? Fighting, saving the beauty, that is my specialty! It was a combination of handsome and strong, tyrannical and rogue. This was the most qualified prince consort in the modern city ... [Previous Chapter] [Table of Contents] [Next Chapter]
Download or read book The American Indian written by Roger L. Nichols and published by University of Oklahoma Press. This book was released on 2014-10-20 with total page 423 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Widely used in university courses on Native American history through five editions, The American Indian: Past and Present has been thoroughly revised to present an up-to-date view of Indian heritage. This timely anthology brings together pieces written over the last thirty years—most published in the past decade—that represent some of the best scholarship available. The readings offer a broad overview of indigenous peoples of North America from first contact to the present, showing how Indians relied on their cultural strengths and determination to retain their independent identities. These essays trace the ever changing situations of Indians as both tribes and individuals. They bring readers through Native victory and military defeat, relocation, mandatory acculturation, and militant protests to the present era of self-determination, when the meaning of Native identity is sometimes hotly debated. Editor Roger L. Nichols has selected the new readings and organized the collection to reflect a balance of time periods, geographic areas, and historical and political topics for the student’s first exposure to American Indian history. He also includes suggestions for further reading and study questions as aids to those interested in learning more about the subjects covered. A fresh update to a valuable classic, The American Indian: Past and Present remains an accessible resource for undergraduates and a flexible and authoritative set of readings for the instructor.
Download or read book Understanding Lone Actor Terrorism written by Michael Fredholm and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-02-05 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume examines the lone actor terrorist phenomenon, including the larger societal trends which may or may not have led to their acts of terrorism. With lone actor terrorism becoming an increasingly common threat, the contributors to this volume aim to answer the following questions: What drives the actions of individuals who become lone actor terrorists? Are ideological and cultural issues key factors, or are personal psychological motives more useful in assessing the threat? Do lone actors evolve in a broader social context or are they primarily fixated loners? What response strategies are available to security services and law enforcement? What is the future outlook for this particular terrorist threat? Although these issues are frequently discussed, few books have taken a global perspective as their primary focus. While many books focus on lone actor terrorists in relation to terrorist groups, such as Al-Qaida and the Islamic State, few, if any, cover lone actors of all ideological backgrounds, including the variants of active shooters and malicious insiders in information security, such as Edward Snowden – with both of these latter categories constituting an important variant of lone actors. Utilising the expertise of academics and practitioners, the volume offers a valuable multidisciplinary perspective. This book will be of much interest to students of terrorism and counter-terrorism, political violence, criminology, security studies and IR.
Download or read book Technologies of Speculation written by Sun-ha Hong and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2020-07-28 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An inquiry into what we can know in an age of surveillance and algorithms Knitting together contemporary technologies of datafication to reveal a broader, underlying shift in what counts as knowledge, Technologies of Speculation reframes today’s major moral and political controversies around algorithms and artificial intelligence. How many times we toss and turn in our sleep, our voluminous social media activity and location data, our average resting heart rate and body temperature: new technologies of state and self-surveillance promise to re-enlighten the black boxes of our bodies and minds. But Sun-ha Hong suggests that the burden to know and to digest this information at alarming rates is stripping away the liberal subject that ‘knows for themselves’, and risks undermining the pursuit of a rational public. What we choose to track, and what kind of data is extracted from us, shapes a society in which my own experience and sensation is increasingly overruled by data-driven systems. From the rapidly growing Quantified Self community to large-scale dragnet data collection in the name of counter-terrorism and drone warfare, Hong argues that data’s promise of objective truth results in new cultures of speculation. In his analysis of the Snowden affair, Hong demonstrates an entirely new way of thinking through what we could know, and the political and philosophical stakes of the belief that data equates to knowledge. When we simply cannot process all the data at our fingertips, he argues, we look past the inconvenient and the complicated to favor the comprehensible. In the process, racial stereotypes and other longstanding prejudices re-enter our newest technologies by the back door. Hong reveals the moral and philosophical equations embedded into the algorithmic eye that now follows us all.
Download or read book Miawaka written by Victoria Ramsey and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2016-01-15 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Miawaka is based on the true story of a young girl abandoned by her family in the Arizona desert. Fortunate for her there was a reservation close by. That evening as she was lying on the desert floor close to death, one of the young men found her. As he reached down and lifted her into his arms, she became conscious long enough to realize she had been rescued. She could sense she was safe and drifted back into unconsciousness. This would be the beginning of her journey into the Red Man’s world. Here she would learn the definition of the word “love.” She would discover joy, laughter, and the true meaning of family and friendships. She would grow to love nature and respect Mother Earth. Although she was returned to the white man’s world, those days on the reservation never left her. www.victoriaramsey.com
Download or read book Survey of Conditions of the Indians in the United States written by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Indian Affairs and published by . This book was released on 1931 with total page 1354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Lone Wolf written by Diana Palmer and published by Zebra Books. This book was released on 2021-04-27 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Loyal as a wolf—and just as strong and untamed—three solitary heroes are about to meet their perfect partners, in this thrilling collection from a trio of New York Times bestselling authors . . . COLORADO COWBOY by DIANA PALMER Fleeing her mother’s killer, Esther Marist ends up at a rugged stranger’s cabin. A wildlife rehabilitator with a menagerie that includes an elderly wolf, Matthews isn’t the type to turn any creature away. As Esther heals, she realizes how much danger she’s brought to his door—and how far he’ll go to protect her. THE WOLF ON HER DOORSTEP by KATE PEARCE Beth Baker senses her grumpy summer tenant must be in trouble when his pet wolf shows up at her door, demanding she follow. Conner O’Neil, solitary and stubborn, doesn’t want Beth’s help—but only he can show her how to trust again. RESCUE: COWBOY STYLE by REBECCA ZANETTI Trent Logan has his ranch, his friends, and his wolf, and that's more than enough—until a shivering city girl runs into the Cattle Club to escape a Wyoming storm. Her eyes hold a world of secrets, and he’ll have to face the demons of his own past in order to save them both.