IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Radicalization as a Functional Aspect of Crime


  • Kombo Paul

    (Machakos University, Machakos, Kenya)


Radicalization into extremism and terrorism is a controversial topic amongst scholars on the approaches used to understand the phenomenon. This paper examine some theories on the subject and the debate raging amongst scholars with regard to the differing models and approaches. The key theories examined in respect to radicalization include the theological model, the psychological approach, vulnerability explanations, discrimination/alienation models and political explanations.

Suggested Citation

  • Kombo Paul, 2017. "Radicalization as a Functional Aspect of Crime," Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Sciendo, vol. 8(6), pages 163-170, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:vrs:mjsosc:v:8:y:2017:i:6:p:163-170:n:17

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item


    Security; Crime; Radicalization; Extremism;


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:vrs:mjsosc:v:8:y:2017:i:6:p:163-170:n:17. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Peter Golla). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.