The Empirical Assessment of Domestic Radicalization (EADR) project uses a mixed-method, nested approach to explore a number of key research questions related to radicalization, including:
- What are the demographic, background, and radicalization differences between and within the different ideological milieus?
- Are there important contextual, personal, ideological, or experiential differences between radicals who commit violent acts and those who do not?
- Is it possible to identify sufficient pathways to violent extremism?
- Are the causal mechanisms highlighted by extant theories of radicalization supported by empirical evidence?
Jensen, Michael, and Gary LaFree. 2016. Final Report: Empirical Assessment of Domestic Radicalization (EADR). National Criminal Justice Reference System (December). https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/250481.pdf