"A Better Way to Find the Next Killer" USA Today

Stephen Xenakis, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, discusses what draws individuals to ISIS and that solutions are not only a conventional military problem but a public health problem. The Center on National Security has identified many traits found in the men and women recruited by ISIL. For a start, they are overwhelmingly young, disillusioned and impulsive, and they live on the margins of both Western and Muslim societies. These observations and others help generally orient law enforcement, but they do not zero in on the potential killers in our communities.