In recent years there has been a significant change in the implementation methods and ideological substrates of mass murders; a phenomenon that has affected both the United States and Europe. A specific movement stands out for its peculiarities: the “Incels” community, unknown to most and which has raised little interest in the academic world. This work aims at deepening the knowledge on this phenomenon, the underlying ideology and the personological characteristics of those who consider themselves “Involuntary Celibates”. Starting from the analysis of the literature on the subject, which is still rather scarce today, an attempt has been made to understand the criminogenesis and criminodynamics of these actions, reporting and commenting on case studies so far connected to the movement, analyzing the fundamental role played by social media and that of hypothetical preventive strategies.

La comunità incel tra stragi e terrorismo [Incels: between mass murders and terrorism] / P. Caruso, I. Merzagora, G. Travaini. - In: RASSEGNA ITALIANA DI CRIMINOLOGIA. - ISSN 2240-8053. - 15:2(2021), pp. 156-161. [10.7347/RIC-022021-p156]

La comunità incel tra stragi e terrorismo [Incels: between mass murders and terrorism]

P. Caruso;I. Merzagora;G. Travaini
2021

Abstract

In recent years there has been a significant change in the implementation methods and ideological substrates of mass murders; a phenomenon that has affected both the United States and Europe. A specific movement stands out for its peculiarities: the “Incels” community, unknown to most and which has raised little interest in the academic world. This work aims at deepening the knowledge on this phenomenon, the underlying ideology and the personological characteristics of those who consider themselves “Involuntary Celibates”. Starting from the analysis of the literature on the subject, which is still rather scarce today, an attempt has been made to understand the criminogenesis and criminodynamics of these actions, reporting and commenting on case studies so far connected to the movement, analyzing the fundamental role played by social media and that of hypothetical preventive strategies.
incels; terrorism; mass murder; criminology; mental health
Settore MED/43 - Medicina Legale
RASSEGNA ITALIANA DI CRIMINOLOGIA
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