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Terrorism and Mental Health: Psychopathology & Terrorist Behaviour

Event Date: 
Thursday, 15 March, 2018 - 12:30
Thursday, 15 March, 2018 - 17:30

Studies examining mental disorder and terrorist involvement have a convoluted history. Early studies were correctly debunked on methodological grounds, but the existing consensus, that mental disorder never plays a role in terrorism, is likely to be false when we consider the complexity and diversity of the problem. Instead, there are likely to be a range of mental disorders across the arc of terrorist involvement. This work addresses the current discord in the understanding of the potential role of psychopathology, and re-examines well accepted, but as yet untested, theories of terrorist behaviour.


1230 - R1 Theatrette Russell Offices, Canberra

1730 - Seminar Room 1 Charles Sturt University 10-12 Brisbane Avenue Barton, Canberra


1230 - Julian Thirkill - julian.thirkill [at]

1730 - terrorismstudies [at]

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