Previous research has highlighted the prominent behaviour of lone wolf terrorists to produce and share a manifesto publicly, outlining their frustrations and motivations for their eventual terrorist attack. This article aims to explore this phenomenon, focussing on the timelapse between when a terrorist manifesto is posted online and when the eventual attack occurs, discussing the time difference between the two events for 12 cases of lone wolf terrorism. The results revealed that the average time lapse between when a manifesto was posted online and when the terrorist attack occurs is one hour, 43 minutes. Limitations and implications are discussed in detail.
|Journal||Studies in Conflict and Terrorism|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 16 Apr 2023|