Homegrown Violent Extremism


  • Erroll Southers

Homegrown Violent Extremism challenges how Americans think about terrorism, recruitment, and the homegrown threat. Security and public policy expert Erroll Southers examines post-9/11 homegrown violent extremism-what it is, the conditions enabling its existence, and approaches that can reduce the risk. The book contains essential information for communities, security practitioners, and policymakers on how violent extremists exploit vulnerabilities in their communities and offers approaches to put security theory into practice.
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security practitioners; policymakers; criminal justice students.


Book information

  • Published: August 2013
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-7643-6


"It is no surprise that Erroll Southers, a leading counter-terrorism practitioner and academic, has delivered in Homegrown Violent Extremism a concise, well argued, and thorough examination of this important issue which is informed both by his deep familiarity with the relevant academic literature and also by his many years of practical work experience in the counter-terrorism field."
                              - Peter Bergen, security and counterterrorism expert, author, and CNN National Security Analyst

Table of Contents


1: Defining Homegrown Violent Extremism

2: Ideological Motivation

3: The Radicalization Pathway

4: Leveraging Disciplines Toward a Counterterrorism Profession

5: A Mosaic of Engagement