This article builds on recent contributions to the academic literature on lone-wolf terrorism to critically examine key issues that are germane to the current state of play in this field of study.
It finds that, overall, the recent academic literature still suffers from considerable problems regarding quality and rigor, including definitional, conceptual, methodological, and inference issues. By providing a critique of these issues, the article attempts to advance the scholarly debate on lone wolf terrorism and inspire greater dialogue and collaboration between scholars. Directions for future research are also outlined. (Publisher Abstract)