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Radicalization patterns and modes of attack planning and preparation among lone-actor terrorists: an exploratory analysis

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Radicalization patterns and modes of attack planning and preparation among lone-actor terrorists : an exploratory analysis. / Lindekilde, Lasse; O'Connor, Francis Patrick; Schuurman, Bart.

In: Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, Vol. 11, No. 2, 05.2019, p. 113-133.

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Lindekilde, L, O'Connor, FP & Schuurman, B 2019, 'Radicalization patterns and modes of attack planning and preparation among lone-actor terrorists: an exploratory analysis', Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 113-133. https://doi.org/10.1080/19434472.2017.1407814

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Lindekilde, L., O'Connor, F. P., & Schuurman, B. (2019). Radicalization patterns and modes of attack planning and preparation among lone-actor terrorists: an exploratory analysis. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, 11(2), 113-133. https://doi.org/10.1080/19434472.2017.1407814

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Lindekilde, Lasse, Francis Patrick O'Connor and Bart Schuurman. "Radicalization patterns and modes of attack planning and preparation among lone-actor terrorists: an exploratory analysis". Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression. 2019, 11(2). 113-133. https://doi.org/10.1080/19434472.2017.1407814

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Lindekilde, Lasse ; O'Connor, Francis Patrick ; Schuurman, Bart. / Radicalization patterns and modes of attack planning and preparation among lone-actor terrorists : an exploratory analysis. In: Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression. 2019 ; Vol. 11, No. 2. pp. 113-133.

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