In Their Own Words ? Methodological Considerations in the Analysis of Terrorist Autobiographies

@inproceedings{Altier2015InTO,
  title={In Their Own Words ? Methodological Considerations in the Analysis of Terrorist Autobiographies},
  author={Mary Beth Altier and John Horgan and Christian N Thoroughgood},
  year={2015}
}
Despite the growth of terrorism literature in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, there remain several methodological challenges to studying certain aspects of terrorism. This is perhaps most evident in attempts to uncover the attitudes, motivations, and intentions of individuals engaged in violent extremism and how they are sometimes expressed in problematic behavior. Such challenges invariably stem from the fact that terrorists and the organizations to which they belong represent clandestine… CONTINUE READING