Application of The Terrorist Radicalization Assessment Protocol (TRAP-18) to the case of the Army-Navy recruiting center attacker in Little Rock, Arkansas

Tassin, C and Allely, CS ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7640-9505 2022, 'Application of The Terrorist Radicalization Assessment Protocol (TRAP-18) to the case of the Army-Navy recruiting center attacker in Little Rock, Arkansas' , Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression .

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Abstract

We applied the Path to Intended Violence (PTIV; Calhoun & Weston, 2003) model and the Terrorist Radicalization Assessment Protocol (TRAP-18; Meloy et al., 2015) to study the case of a lone-actor jihadist who carried out a fatal shooting at a joint Army-Navy recruiting center in Little Rock, Arkansas, on June 1, 2009. The PTIV model examines incidents using six progressive stages: grievance; violent ideation; researching and planning; preparation; probing and breaching; and, attack (Calhoun & Weston, 2003). The TRAP-18 is a structured professional judgment (SPJ) tool and comprises of 18 behavior-based warning signs for terror incidents. The findings from the retroactive application of the TRAP-18 in this case show that in the week before the attack, the perpetrator exhibited five of the eight proximal warning behaviours and five of the 10 distal warning behaviors. The retroactive application of the TRAP-18 and PTIV to cases of targeted violence assist with identifying a timeline of behaviors, which in turn provides insight into pathway to violence and warning signs that someone may be a threat of violence.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression on 13 September 2022, available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/19434472.2022.2118349
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Journal or Publication Title: Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1943-4472
Depositing User: CS Allely
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2022 14:35
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2022 11:34
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/64655

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