U.S. Department of Homeland Security

06/05/2023 | Press release | Archived content

Attitudinal Protective Factors and Risk Factor

Research shows that one avenue of preventing terrorism lies in understanding and addressing radicalization to violence. As part of a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) research and development effort, the Campbell Collaboration, an international social sciences research network, conducted research to identify risk factors for-and protective factors against-radicalization to violence that are important for terrorism prevention. These finding informed this series of five booklets intended for communities seeking to strengthen protective factors and address risk factors against this growing threat.