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.
This report synthesises the findings of three research reports, which explored media responses to three terrorist incidents – the Chibok kidnapping in Nigeria in 2014, al-Shabaab attacks in Nairobi in 2013 and 2019, and the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka in 2019. These papers – part of an ongoing project led by International Centre […]
In its last hours in office, the administration of former US president Donald Trump designated Yemen’s Houthi rebels as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation (FTO), prompting uproar that the resulting sanctions would worsen Yemen’s dire humanitarian situation. Trump’s successor Joe Biden swiftly reversed the move amid fears of imminent famine, but the policy shift caused consternation […]
In the fifth and final part of the Handbook of Terrorism Prevention and Preparedness, the authors explore the required approach to minimize harm should prevention fail, and how this can be done, exploring victim- and human rights issues among others. The chapters explore issues of traumatisation, public panic, economic disruptions, revenge acts and human rights […]