Breivik in a Comparative Perspective

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


Breivik was a unique solo terrorist in some ways, but also average in some other respects. To clarify the distinctions and similarities between Breivik and other solo terrorists, a comparative assessment is conducted. After a definitional elaboration, the chapter provides comparisons in a number of areas. The challenges with regard to detection and the limitations of the intelligence driven approach is also addressed.


creativity definitions detection innovation intelligence lethality lone wolf mass casualty resilience societal security solo terrorist strategy weapons 


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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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