Conjunction of Terrorist Opportunity

The CTO framework aims to provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ for thinking about the range of immediate causes of terrorist events (and how these in turn are caused by more distant influences), and the counterpart range of interventions.

A 2005 article (with Jason Roach and Richard Flynn) explores how the standard Conjunction of Criminal Opportunity framework could be adapted to understand/analyse the causes of terrorist events and describe broad kinds of intervention. The above diagram was created for this article.

A presentation introduces the CTO framework: