Author profile: Robert Bunker

Dr. Robert J. Bunker is Director of Research and Analysis, C/O Futures, LLC, and an Instructor at the Safe Communities Institute (SCI) at the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy. Past professional associations include Minerva Chair at the Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College and Futurist in Residence, Training and Development Division, Behavioral Science Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy, Quantico. Dr. Bunker has well over 500 publications—including about 40 books as co-author, editor, and co-editor—and can be reached at

Review – We Are Bellingcat

Robert Bunker • Jul 1 2021 • Features

In this accessible and engaging read, Higgins outlines the history of his organisation and highlights some effective online investigation tools availble to citizens.

Review Feature – Terrorism and Political Violence

Robert Bunker • Jul 23 2014 • Features

This review considers the contributions of two very useful, and student friendly, new books that add to the growing literature on terrorism and political violence.

Review – Routledge Handbook of Transnational Organized Crime

Robert Bunker • Nov 21 2013 • Features

Allum and Gilmour’s Routledge anthology deftly fills the niche between more general encyclopedias of organized crime and those works focusing on specific individuals or genres of transnational actors.

Review – The Terrorist-Criminal Nexus

Robert Bunker • Jul 10 2013 • Features

Jennifer L. Hesterman’s latest book straddles the line between a training and explanatory text, providing a welcome approach to understanding the growing threat of violent non-state actors.

Review – Intersections of Crime and Terror

Robert Bunker • Mar 25 2013 • Features

This edited collection draws on valuable case studies of criminal and terrorist activities of specific groups. Yet, its true value is via its theoretical contribution to emerging scholarship.

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