Fractured parentage/ relation to the father
A further biographical factor for young persons to turn toward violent-extremist lifestyles is often a fractured parentage and especially the absence/unavailability of the father in the family. This unavailability/weakness can be physical, but also relational-emotional. The vast majority of violent criminals and extremists grew up with single mothers. This factor should by no means be overstated as a separation of the parents can always have positive as well as negative effects on the child. The separation itself can therefore not be a valid indicator for the orientation towards extremism.
Below narrative passages show how a fractured parentage or the absence/unavailability of the father become relevant and a link can be shown to the violent/extremist turns in the lives of the sons and daughters

Please note, that the audio sequences are only available in German