Motivation and risk factors inclining juveniles for terrorism

  • Alexander A. Maltsev Far Eastern Federal University, School of Law, Department of Criminal Law and Criminology
  • Ovsep A. Oganesyan Far Eastern State Transport University. Department of Philosophy, Sociology and Law
Palabras clave: juveniles, terrorism, motivation, radicalization, crime.


In this article, we will summarize most of the factors which lead to the involvement of juveniles in terrorist activities via comparative research methodology. In result, there are a certain amount of children who join terrorists‘ voluntary having a specific motivation for joining terrorist groups. This motivation mostly is a result of a process of radicalization and the influence of some trigger factors. As a conclusion, the vast majority of individuals who live in deprived social conditions do not end up as terrorists despite natural feelings of injustice.