The Mission Statement of the Society of Terrorism Research

The Society for Terrorism Research (STR) is an international, multi-disciplinary organization of theoretical and empirical researchers in such behavioral sciences as anthropology, biology, economics, political science, psychology, psychiatry, sociology, and others. Its mission is to enhance knowledge and understanding of terrorism and political violence. Research on terrorism and political violence should include and integrate theoretical frameworks and findings from multiple disciplines. Thus informed, more effective policies worldwide will be able to reflect diverse models of complex causation. A new generation of research and analysis requires a forum to support efforts to coherently communicate substantive additions to knowledge of terrorism and political violence. This forum is strengthened by STR’s journal, Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, in addition to annual international conferences.