Despite the recognition of the importance of leaders for the formation and ongoing success of social and political movements, the study of leadership in terrorist groups remains underdeveloped. The purpose of this paper, therefore, is to stimulate additional research into terrorist leadership in three main ways: by providing a broad overview of the theoretical perspectives that scholars have used to examine terrorist leadership, by critically reviewing the current state of the academic literature on terrorist leadership, and by presenting various ways in which future research on terrorist leadership can be improved.
Hofmann, David C. 2017. "The Study of Terrorist Leadership: Where Do We Go From Here?" Journal of Criminological Research 3 (February): 208-221. https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/JCRPP-09-2016-0018