Adam  Lankford

Associate Professor

  • (205) 348-9901
  • adam.lankford@ua.edu
  • 414 Farrah Hall

Education

PhD, Justice, Law & Society, American University, 2008

MS, Justice, Law & Society, American University, 2007

BA, English, Haverford College, 2002

Research Interests

Social deviance, criminology, terrorism and counterterrorism, mass shootings

 

Selected Publications

Lankford, A. (2013). The Myth Of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers,

Rampage Shooters, And Other Self-Destructive Killers. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Lankford, A. (2009). Human Killing Machines: Systematic Indoctrination In Iran, Nazi Germany, Al Qaeda, And Abu Ghraib. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Lankford, A. (2014). “Evidence that Suicide Terrorists are Suicidal: Challenges and Empirical Predictions.” Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37(4), 380-393.

Lankford, A. (2014). “The Myth Of Martyrdom: What Really Drives Suicide Bombers, Rampage Shooters, And Other Self-Destructive Killers.” Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37(4), 351-362.

Lankford, A. (2014). “A Suicide-Based Typology of Suicide Terrorists: Conventional, Coerced, Escapist, and Indirect.” Security Journal, 27(1), 80–96.

Lankford, A. (2014). “Public Opinions of Suicide Bombers’ Mental Health.” Comprehensive Psychology, 3(1), 1-4.

Lankford, A. (2013). “Mass Shooters in the United States, 1966-2010: Differences Between Attackers Who Live and Die.” Justice Quarterly. doi: 10.1080/07418825.2013.806675.

Lankford, A. (2013). “A Comparative Analysis of Suicide Terrorists and Rampage, Workplace, and School Shooters in the United Statesfrom 1990-2010.” Homicide Studies, 17(3), 255-274.

Lankford, A. (2013). “On Sacrificial Heroism.” Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 16(5), 634-654.