When: Tuesday December 7th, 5.30pm GMT / 12.30pm EST
This event explores the nexus between crime and ISIS terrorism in America. Do America’s ISIS defendants and deceased attack perpetrators have a prior criminal record, and is there diagnostic relevancy for counterterrorism practitioners? What types of prior crimes were most prevalent? Was criminal activity integral to the funding or logistics of any ISIS-inspired plots or activity in the US? What role do gangs and prison play on the radicalisation process and mobilisation to violence in America’s ISIS cases? In the aftermath of the wave of ISIS attacks in Europe over the last five years, it was revealed that the perpetrators often had prior criminal records and frequently served time in prison where they acquired relevant skills or developed relationships of utility for the future attack.
Raphael D. Marcus will be presenting a wide-ranging study he authored for the Center on National Security. He is a supervisory intelligence research specialist at the New York City Police Department (NYPD) Intelligence Bureau, where he oversees a team of analysts that support counterterrorism investigations which focus primarily on the Middle East and South Asia. He is a nonresident visiting fellow in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, where he received his PhD. He is also the author of Israel’s Long War with Hezbollah: Military Innovation and Adaptation Under Fire published by Georgetown University Press in 2018.
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