Incels, or involuntary celibates, are primarily men who comprise an online subculture that blames women for their inability to find romance or intimacy. Espousing male supremacist views, these individuals self-describe as resentful and disconnected, often justifying violence against people who more easily interact and engage in relationships with members of the opposite sex.
Tune in to today’s episode as Steve Crimando of the New Jersey Department of Human Services' Disaster and Terrorism Branch joins us to discuss the Incel movement, how extremist groups might exploit their grievances, and what role mental health has in such cases.
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Steven M. Crimando
Director of Training, Disaster and Terrorism Branch
Division of Mental Health & Addiction Services, NJ Department of Human Services
Mr. Steven M. Crimando is internationally-known expert in the prevention, response and recovery from violence. He has developed violence prevention and response programs for government agencies, hospital and healthcare systems, and multinational corporations. Mr. Crimando is the author of many professional articles and text book chapters, and serves as an expert to the media and the courts in crisis intervention. He has provided training to many professional, academic, military and first responder agencies. Mr. Crimando is a Certified Threat Manager, and a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress. He is also a certified Police Instructor. He has 30 years of experience as a front-line crisis responder, ranging from the 1993 and 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, to the Amerithrax bioterrorism case.