2010

This article explores theories of radicalization by alysing the 21 individuals convicted to date under Australian anti-terrorism laws. All 21 are Australian citizens and so are discussed with reference to literature on home-grown terrorists. Open source data in the form of media and law reports were collected and alysed for descriptive features of the individuals and their involvement in terrorism-related activities. Themes consistent with elements of process models of radicalization were found, particularly identity issues, ideology, capability and group dymics. The features alysed are discussed in relation to social attachments and ratiolizations, as well as counter-radicalization initiatives.