Why Are They so Cruel ?: A Psychological Exploration of Terrorist Crime

Junsong SUN, Ai MA


In recent years, terrorist crime brought about great threats and enormous challenges to the stability of international communities and safety of people. From the perspective of criminal psychology, this paper combines “breeding soil for terrorist crime”, “psychological mechanism of individual evolution” and “rational mechanism of inhibitory process”, analyzes the causes of terrorist crimes. The analysis of the causes gives us some enlightenment: The root to solve terrorist crimes needs to address the problem of potential injustice so as to win over more people, and once the government wins public support, terrorist crime will inevitably reduce until go to demise.


Terrorist, Criminal behavior, Psychological mechanism

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