• Cato Hemmingby
  • Tore Bjørgo
Part of the Palgrave Hate Studies book series (PAHS)


This study provides an in-depth analysis of solo terrorist Anders Behring Breivik, with focus on the target selection process and related operational aspects. In this chapter the authors explain in greater detail the objectives of this study, the need for more research in the area and the unique source material that made this project possible. There are also important ethical aspects related to studies such as this, which is addressed in this chapter.


decision-making operational issues research ethics research need solo terrorist sources target selection terrorism 


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    See for example; Borchgrevink, Aage Storm (2013). A Norwegian Tragedy: Anders Behring Breivik and the Massacre at Utøya. Cambridge: Polity;Google Scholar
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    See for example; Bangstad, Sindre (2014). Anders Breivik and the Rise of Islamophobia. London: Zed Books.Google Scholar
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    For details about the Norwegian police approach to investigative interviewing, see Ivar Andre Fahsing and Asbjørn Rachlew (2009). Investigative interviewing in the Nordic region. In Tom Williamson, Becky Milne & Stephen Savage (ed.) International developments in investigative interviewing, 39–65. Collumpton: Willan.Google Scholar

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© Cato Hemmingby and Tore Bjørgo 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cato Hemmingby
    • 1
  • Tore Bjørgo
    • 1
  1. 1.Norwegian Police University CollegeNorway

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