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Female Terrorists: A comparative four case study
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The usage of women in terrorist bombings have increased in the past years due to security and government's lack of scrutiny of security checks, women have the advantage of slipping through the security nets and perform tasks which have been performed by men. The security put forward by governments and other security organizations have always been focused on the aspect that a man would perform a terrorist attack, the likelihood of a woman performing the task has been very low and now, governments and security details have been caught off guard as there is an increase of women carrying out an attack. There are not that many terrorist profiles out for women for security personnel to follow by, which has made it hard for governments and security organization to know what it is they need to keep an eye on. Motives are an important path to understanding what drives a woman into joining a terrorist organization. This thesis will focus on the motives to see if it is possible to create a profile for women. By going through earlier literature, the motives will be studied, and explain what it is that drives a woman to join. The thesis will also give a brief explanation of what terrorism is for the reader to get more insight knowledge to what terrorism is.

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2017. , p. 45
Keyword [en]
Female terrorism, motives, terrorist profiling, terrorism
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-69135OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-69135DiVA, id: diva2:1164068
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Social Sciences
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Peace and Development Programme, 180 credits
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Available from: 2017-12-11 Created: 2017-12-08 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved

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