Although public reaction to disaster has been the subject of much research, reactions to acts of terrorism have been studied less, sustaining a common assumption that fear is the generic response. The present paper tests this assumption through a survey of reactions to the Manchester Arena bombing and London Bridge attack of 2017, and the findings suggest that an important likely additional modal citizen reaction to such events is one of anger at the perpetrators, holding important implications for public policy and security practice in the wake of such acts.
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- Department of Behavioural and Social Sciences - Professor
- School of Human and Health Sciences
- Applied Criminology and Policing Centre - Director
- Behavioural Research Centre - Associate Member
- Secure Societies Institute - Director
- Centre for Biomimetic Societal Futures