Chapter 12 – Target Selection
Alex Braithwaite and Ian Orringerhttps://www.start.umd.edu/gtd/
The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) which is discussed in-depth in Chapter 7 is the obvious place to start in getting an overview of trends in targeting.https://crestresearch.ac.uk/comment/terrorist-decision-making/
Here is a useful overview of research findings on terrorist decision making by Professor Paul Gill.https://cain.ulster.ac.uk/victims/gis/index.html
The Conflict Archive on the Internet (CAIN) website offers a useful geospatial mapping of the victims of the Northern Irish Troubles.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga6_v_fu86c
This presentation by Dr Tim Wilson provides a broad overview historical discussion of how forms of political violence have changed over time (and become more random and less discriminate in their targeting).