Analytical Method for The Identification of Lone Wolf Terrorist

98 Pages Posted: 19 Apr 2012 Last revised: 26 Apr 2012

Date Written: December 18, 2011


This research project is intended to explore and create knowledge on the phenomenon of lone wolf terrorism. A case study approach is used to explore and reveal common themes across three different incidents of lone wolf attacks. The research results revealed what has been termed as rhetoric shifts that act as markers in the evolution of a lone wolf terrorist. Based on the results of case study, an analytical method is explored and proposed for the identification of lone wolf terrorist from within the broader population they exist.

Keywords: Threat Analysis, Lone Wolf, Terrorism, Free Agent Analysis, Indication and Warning Analysis

Suggested Citation

Pennington, Jeremy Lee, Analytical Method for The Identification of Lone Wolf Terrorist (December 18, 2011). Available at SSRN: or

Jeremy Lee Pennington (Contact Author)

Pennington & Associates ltd. ( email )

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