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Chapter 12 – Target Selection

Alex Braithwaite and Ian Orringer


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.


Here is a useful overview of research findings on terrorist decision making by Professor Paul Gill.


The Conflict Archive on the Internet (CAIN) website offers a useful geospatial mapping of the victims of the Northern Irish Troubles.


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).

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