John Morrison is a Senior Lecturer in criminology at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has an interdisciplinary background in forensic psychology, international relations and criminology. His research focuses on the psychology of terrorism, including a current project analysing the variety of roles that trust plays throughout the process of terrorist engagement and disengagement. Dr Morrison is currently supervising two PhD students researching different aspects related to disengagement. He is the co-director of the Conflict, Violence and Terrorism Research Centre and the creator and host of the Talking Terror podcast series. He is currently completing research on the social ecology of radicalisation, alongside colleagues from UCL, Imperial and the University of Aarhus, sponsored by the Minerva Research Initiative.
In the fourth part of the Handbook of Terrorism Prevention and Preparedness, the authors explore the interaction between prevention and preparedness. These chapters explore what can, and what has been done, ranging from early warnings to the prevention of cyber-terrorism. The full table of contents can be found here. The Handbook consists of five parts. […]
How has the media landscape changed in the past decades? And to what extent has this been affected by the change in governments throughout the years? The latest report in the Strategic Communications project seeks to answer these questions. Furthermore, it delves deeper into the culture of media reporting on terrorism in Egypt. This report […]
The casualties caused by armed violence in Mali have increased fourfold between 2016 and 2019, with young people being among the most affected by the situation. Although many initiatives have been launched to prevent and counter violent extremism in Mali, there remains a gap in understanding the interplay of factors that lead persons—especially young people—to support […]