UCL Department of Security and Crime Science


Brain scans find that social exclusion is a leading factor in creating violent jihadists

7 January 2019

International studies of young Muslim men show that radicalisation follows a sense of isolation from society

UCL researchers - including Nafees Hamid, PhD student in Security and Crime Science - worked with an international team to map how the brains of radicalised individuals respond to being socially marginalised. The findings point to exclusion as a leading factor in creating violent jihadists. Read more in The Guardian.