Since the release of the Clarke and Newman’s ‘EVIL DONE’ framework in 2006, there has been limited empirical research on its capacity to predict target attractiveness and vulnerability as intended. This study investigated the utility of the framework in the context of the current United Kingdom (UK) threat landscape, including additions from the Marchment and Gill’s (2022) TRACK framework using UK terrorist incidents between 2015-2021 (n=184). For the UK as a whole ‘EVIL DONE’ may not be the best approach to predicting and mitigating the threat. Analysis of cases from Great Britain only demonstrates greater usefulness of the framework in explaining the attractiveness of targets.
|Number of pages
|Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Agression
|Early online date
|3 Jul 2023
|E-pub ahead of print - 3 Jul 2023
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FunderThis work was commissioned by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO), UK.
- Situational crime prevention
- EVIL DONE
- target desirability
- Security and Resilience