chapter  13
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Forensic psychology and terrorism

ByMargaret A. Wilson, Lucy Lemanski

In the recent past ‘forensic psychology’, as an academic discipline, did not exist. There were individuals who conducted research with application to the criminal justice system (CJS), but they were mainly identified as cognitive, social, developmental psychologists, and so on. The same is still largely true of terrorism research. There are a few university centres known for terrorism research, and masters programmes are being established, but individual researchers are usually based in different disciplines, connected through what Mickolus once called the ‘invisible college’ (Mickolus 1987).