Henley-Putnam University Unveils Special Winter Edition of the Journal of Strategic Security

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Special Issue Focuses on “Rethinking Radicalization”

Henley-Putnam University is proud to announce the Winter 2011, Vol. 4, No.4 issue of the Journal of Strategic Security (JSS). This special issue focuses upon "Perspectives on Radicalization and Involvement in Terrorism." The issue begins with a two-part review of what is currently known about radicalization as it relates to terrorism. The first part surveys a range of definitions and ways that radicalization has been conceptualized by academics and law enforcement analysts. It goes on to suggest some potentially promising theories that might support further study of the processes and mechanisms of radicalization into violent extremism. The second part reviews recent (post-9/11) empirical studies and conceptual models of the radicalization process.

In an attempt to broaden the scope of intellectual inquiry, contributions to the Journal were sought from internationally known scholars in areas that are analogous, or in some way related to terrorism involvement (e.g., gangs, social movements, religious fundamentalism), but who do not traditionally see themselves as "terrorism studies" researchers. Each was asked to reflect on what lessons they have learned in their own areas of research that might be useful for the study of "radicalization" or involvement in terrorism. Their insights are well-worth reading.

Free access to the full text of the entire issue is available here: http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/jss/vol4/iss4/

The Journal of Strategic Security (JSS), is a peer-reviewed professional journal published quarterly since 2008 by Henley-Putnam University with support from the University of South Florida Library System. Its goal is to provide a multidisciplinary forum for scholarship and strategic discussion of security issues. The Journal's scope is broadly focused on contemporary armed conflict, intelligence, terrorism, violent extremism, and global security. Specially, JSS aims to bridge the gap between scholars and practitioners by promoting original research and insightful analysis.

Founded in August 2001, Henley-Putnam University is a leading educational institution specializing in the field of Strategic Security. The University offers accredited online Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Intelligence Management, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies, and Strategic Security and Protection Management; a Doctoral Degree in Strategic Security; and several certificate programs. Henley-Putnam’s strategic security curriculum includes a unique focus on deterrence and prevention, preparing students with the skill set to foresee and avert potential threats. Henley-Putnam prepares law enforcement, military, intelligence, and private industry professionals with the networks, skills, and insights to advance in their careers and protect the future. Henley-Putnam University, which is committed to building a student and alumni network that will serve its community, is an accredited member of DETC (http://www.detc.org) and offers 125 courses taught by hands-on faculty members from all branches of the military and law enforcement fields, including the FBI, CIA, DoD, DIA and Secret Service. For more information, visit the Henley-Putnam University website (http://www.Henley-Putnam.edu), email AdmissionsAdvising(at)Henley-Putnam(dot)edu, or call 888.852.8746.

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