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A Crime Script Analysis of Involuntary Celibate (INCEL) Mass Murderers

Wood, A., Tanteckchi, P. and Keatley, D.A. (2022) A Crime Script Analysis of Involuntary Celibate (INCEL) Mass Murderers. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism . pp. 1-13.

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Involuntary Celibates (INCELs) are an increasing concern in academia and policing. Owing to the rise of internet sub-groups, understanding the developmental processes of INCELs is necessary to assist with investigations. The current research used a temporal method, Crime Script Analysis, to map the life histories of INCELs. Results indicated overlaps between INCELs and other forms of extremism and terrorism, while indicating developmental differences in terms of rejection and life histories. This research provides a new approach to understanding INCELs and forms the basis for future research using other temporal methods to better understand the life history of INCELs.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Law and Criminology
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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