Dr. Paul Gill
Dr. Paul Gill is a senior lecturer at University College London’s Department of Security and Crime Science. His research focuses upon terrorist behaviour with a particular interest in lone-actor terrorism. He has published over 40 papers in this domain. His work is largely interdisciplinary, evidenced by publications in leading psychology, criminology, political science, mathematics and general science journals. His research has been funded by the Department of Homeland Security, the National Institute of Justice, the European Union, the MINERVA programme, the Office of Naval Research, and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory. Routledge published his recent book on lone-actor terrorism.
By exploring the different roles women have historically played in jihadist movements, this policy brief aims to broaden the understanding of women’s positions in, and their relevance for contemporary jihadism. Women have maintained and propagated jihadist ideology, supported their jihadist husbands, raised their children according to jihadist ideology, recruited others, helped create alliances through strategic […]
The Islamic State is infamous for its sophisticated media campaigns, such as the one that inspired a large-scale migration of supporters to its so-called caliphate. Much less attention has been paid to its propaganda targeting local audiences, which tends to be more difficult to access and decipher. This case study examines a decade-long campaign to […]
The Research Paper opens with a conceptual discussion about definitions of ‘organised crime/groups’ (OCGs) and ‘terrorism/terrorist groups (TGs)’. It distinguishes between four types/levels of ‘links’ between OCGs and TGs and identifies two special types of violent hybrid organisations. It first summarises the main findings of a background report on the links between transnational organised crime […]