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Books

·    Lankford, A. (2013). The Myth of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters, and Other Self-Destructive Killers. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
( Summary , Reviews , Table of Contents , Ordering  Info )

·    Lankford, A. (2009). Human Killing Machines: Systematic Indoctrination in Iran, Nazi Germany, Al Qaeda, and Abu Ghraib. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
( Summary , Reviews , Table of Contents , Ordering  Info )

Journal Publications  

Please contact Dr. Lankford if you would like more information about any of these publications.

·    Lankford, A. (2014). Evidence that Suicide Terrorists are Suicidal: Challenges and Empirical Predictions. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37(4), 380-393.

·    Lankford, A. (2014). The Myth of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters, and Other Self-Destructive Killers. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37(4), 351-362.

·    Lankford, A. (2014). A Suicide-Based Typology of Suicide Terrorists: Conventional, Coerced, Escapist, and IndirectSecurity Journal, 27(1), 80-96.

·    Lankford, A. (2013). Mass Shooters in the USA, 1966-2010: Differences Between Attackers Who Live and Die. Justice Quarterly. DOI:10.1080/07418825.2013.806675

·    Lankford, A. (2013). A Comparative Analysis of Suicide Terrorists and Rampage, Workplace, and School Shooters in the United States from 1990-2010Homicide Studies, 17(3), 255-274.

·    Lankford, A. (2013). On Sacrificial HeroismCritical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 16(5), 634-654.

·    Lankford, A. (2012). A Psychological Autopsy of 9/11 Ringleader Mohamed Atta. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 27(2), 150-159.

·    Lankford, A. (2012). An Analysis of Sexual Assault in the U.S. Military, 2004-2009Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, 14(2), 1-21.

·    Lankford, A. (2011). Requirements and Facilitators for Suicide Terrorism: An Explanatory Framework for Prediction and PreventionPerspectives on Terrorism, 5(6), 70-80.

·    Lankford, A. (2011). Could Suicide Terrorists Actually Be Suicidal? Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 34(4), 337-366.

·    Lankford, A., & Hakim, N.* (2011). From Columbine to Palestine: A Comparative Analysis of Rampage Shooters in the United States and Volunteer Suicide Bombers in the Middle EastAggression and Violent Behavior, 16(2), 98-107.

·    Lankford, A., & Gillespie, K.* (2011). Rehabilitating Terrorists Through Counter-Indoctrination: Lessons Learned from the Saudi Arabian ProgramInternational Criminal Justice Review, 21(2), 118-133.

·    Lankford, A. (2010). Suicide Terrorism as a Socially Approved Form of SuicideCrisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 31(6), 287-289.

·    Lankford, A. (2010). Do Suicide Terrorists Exhibit Clinically Suicidal Risk Factors? A Review of Initial Evidence and Call for Future ResearchAggression and Violent Behavior, 15(5), 334-340. 

·    Lankford, A. (2010). Do Past U.S. Acts Constitute Terrorism? Implications for Counterterrorism PolicyInternational Criminal Justice Review, 20(4), 417-435.

·    Guadagno, R., Lankford, A., Muscanell, N.*, Okdie, B.*, & McCallum, D. (2010). Social Influence in the Online Recruitment of Terrorists and Terrorist Sympathizers: Implications for Social Psychology ResearchInternational Review of Social Psychology, 23(1), 25-55.

·    Lankford, A. (2010). Assessing the Obama Standard for Interrogations: An Analysis of Army Field Manual 2-22.3Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 33(1), 20-35.

·    Lankford, A. (2009). Reexamining the "War of Ideas" and Us-Them Differentiation: Implications for CounterterrorismHomeland Security Review, 3(1), 1-21.

·    Lankford, A. (2009). Promoting Aggression and Violence at Abu Ghraib: The U.S. Military’s Transformation of Ordinary People into TorturersAggression and Violent Behavior, 14(5), 388-395.

*denotes student co-author

Other Publications   

·    Lankford, A. (2014). He Mimicked American Psycho - He Wanted to be a Star. The Mail on Sunday.

·    Lankford, A. (2013). Martyr Myth: Inside the Minds of Suicide Bombers. New Scientist.

·    Lankford, A. (2013). The Truth About Suicide Bombers. CNN.

·    Lankford, A. (2013). Exposing False 'Martyrs' As Suicidal. Jerusalem Post.

·    Lankford, A. (2013). U.S. Embassy Suicide Bomber Driven By Suicide, Not Sacrifice. Psychology Today.

·    Lankford, A. (2013). Convincing Suicide Bombers That God Says No. Open Democracy.

·    Lankford, A. (2012). What Drives Suicidal Mass Killers. The New York Times.

·    Lankford, A. (2012). How Bullying Creates Suicide Bombers. The Daily Beast.

·    Lankford, A. (2012). Why Spree Killers Kill Themselves. Wired.

·    Lankford, A. (2012). How Crunching Data Can Help Police Stop Spree Killers. Wired.

·    Lankford, A. (2012). Dumped by Girlfriend, Chicago 'Suicide Bomber' Wanted to Die. Psychology Today.

·    Lankford, A. (2012). Coerced Suicide: The Jonestown Deaths, Suicide Bombings, and Beyond. The Jonestown Report, 14(1).

·    Lankford, A. (2012). Are Mass Shootings Becoming More Frequent--and More Deadly? The Huffington Post.

·    Lankford, A. (2011). Human Time Bombs: Before The 9/11 Pilots Were Suicide Terrorists, They Were Just Suicidal Foreign Policy.

·    Lankford, A. (2011). Ten Years After 9/11: The Suicide Angle. The Huffington Post

·    Lankford, A. (2011). Martyr Complex: How Will Bin Laden's Supporters Interpret His Death? Foreign Policy.

·    Lankford, A. (2011). Ron Paul Is Wrong About 9/11, Studies ShowThe Huffington Post.

·    Lankford, A. (2011). Suicide for a Cause: What's Behind the Middle East's New Trend of Self-Immolation? Foreign Policy.

·    Lankford, A. (2009). How 30 Years of U.S. Mistakes Saved Ahmadinejad in Iran. The Huffington Post.

·    Lankford, A. (2009). Could Mousavi’s Martyrdom Spark Revolution In Iran? Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Blog.

·    Lankford, A. (2009). "Torture Doesn’t Work" Argument Distracts From Necessary Interrogation ReformRowman & Littlefield Publishers Blog.

Book Reviews

·    Lankford, A. (2012). Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden-from 9/11 to AbbottabadThe Huffington Post.

·    Lankford, A. (2012). Terrorists in Love: The Real Lives of Islamic RadicalsThe Huffington Post.

·    Lankford, A. (2004).  A War of a Different Kind: Military Force and America’s Search for Homeland Security. Low Intensity Conflict & Law Enforcement, 12(2): 86-88.

Grants

·    The University of Alabama Research Grants Committee (2012).

·    The University of Alabama Research Grants Committee (2009).

Scholarly Presentations  

·    Lankford, A. Invited, The Origin of Violence: From the Brain to World Wars. The Origins Project hosted by Arizona State University in Scottsdale, AZ, April 2014.

·    Lankford, A. The Myth Of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters, And Other Self-Destructive Killers. Invited, American Association of Suicidology annual meeting in Los Angeles, CA, April 2014.

·    Lankford, A. The Myth Of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters, And Other Self-Destructive Killers. Invited, Helms School of Government, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, 2014.

·    Lankford, A. The Myth Of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters, And Other Self-Destructive Killers. Book discussion panel at the American Society of Criminology annual meeting in Atlanta, GA, 2013.

·    Lankford, A. The Myth Of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters, And Other Self-Destructive Killers. Invited, The Senior Institute, The Community College of Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, 2013.

·    Lankford, A. The Myth Of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters, And Other Self-Destructive Killers. Invited, Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2013.

·    Lankford, A. The Myth Of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters, And Other Self-Destructive Killers. Invited, New Horizons, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, 2013.

·    Lankford, A. The Myth Of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters, And Other Self-Destructive Killers. Invited, Brain Thrust, Park School, Baltimore, MD, 2013.

·    Lankford, A. The Myth Of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters, And Other Self-Destructive Killers. Invited, American University, Washington, DC, 2013.

·    Lankford, A. The Myth Of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters, And Other Self-Destructive Killers. Invited, Politics & Prose, Washington, DC, 2013.

·    Lankford, A. The Myth Of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters, And Other Self-Destructive Killers. Invited, Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC), George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2013.

·    Lankford, A. The Myth Of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters, And Other Self-Destructive Killers. The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2013.

·    Lankford, A. An Analysis of Active Shooters and Resolution Outcomes, 1966-2010. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology annual meeting in Chicago, IL, 2012.

·    Lankford, A. The Myth Of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters, And Other Self-Destructive Killers. Invited, Department of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2012.

·    Lankford, A. What Real Heroes Are Made Of: Identifying Behavioral Differences Between Navy SEALs, Secret Service Agents, and Islamic Suicide Terrorists. Invited, Honors College Assembly, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2012. 

·    Lankford, A. Comparing Suicide Terrorists and Rampage, Workplace, and School Shooters in the U.S. from 1990-2010.  Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology annual meeting in Washington, DC, 2011. 

·    Lankford, A. Could Suicide Terrorists Be Suicidal? Invited, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Program on Terrorism and Security Studies, Garmisch, Germany, 2011. 

·    Lankford, A. Human Killing Machines: Systematic Indoctrination in Iran, Nazi Germany, Al Qaeda, and Abu Ghraib.  Invited, School of Public Affairs, American University, Washington, DC, 2011. 

·    Lankford, A. Could Suicide Terrorists Be Suicidal?  Invited, Department of Political Science, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2011. 

·    Lankford, A. Single-Minded Murder: A Comparative Analysis of Rampage Killers and Lone Wolf Terrorists.  Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology annual meeting in San Francisco, CA, 2010. 

·    Lankford, A. Do Past U.S. Acts Constitute Terrorism: A Critical Analysis of the Definition Problem.  Paper presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting in San Diego, CA, 2010.

·    Lankford, A. Assessing the Obama Standard for Interrogations: An Analysis of Army Field Manual 2-22.3.  Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA, 2009.

·    Lankford, A. An Integrated Model for the Appeal of Terrorism: Fusing Rational Choice, Diffusion and Complexity Theories.  Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology annual meeting in Atlanta, GA, 2007.

·    Lankford, A. The Potential for Formulaic Terrorism: Television News Coverage of Terrorist Attacks Since 2001.  Paper presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting in Chicago, IL, 2005.