Goksel Demir

Junior Affiliate (PhD)

Prior to coming to Canada, Goksel Demir was an inspector for more than 5 years in the Turkish National Police mostly in Counter Terrorism Department with a focus on separatist groups. In addition to field experience, he has taken part in several international projects to combat against terrorism. His research interest has two elements. First, he aims to discover individual trajectories towards and from radicalization, and how they vary by political, socio-economic, psychological, and environmental factors with a focus on interaction effects, within the context of the Kurdish issue in Turkey. Secondly, he is concerned with understanding spatial and longitudinal patterns of recruitments to terrorist groups through the application of environmental criminology and how these patterns contribute to individual trajectories.

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