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Patterns of U.S. Extremist Crime


Patterns of U.S. Extremist Crime

Project Details

Abstract: 

Steven M. Chermak (Michigan State University), Joshua D. Freilich (John Jay College, City University of New York), Jeffrey Gruenewald (University of Arkansas) and William S. Parkin (University of Seattle) will incorporate data from their US Extremist Crime Database (ECBD) into analyses designed to understand both the scope of criminal activities (including but not limited to terrorism) in which extremists have engaged in the United States and how the nature of this activity varies across different types of political extremism, as the research team will examine and compare criminal activity perpetrated by adherents of the far-right (including White supremacists), the far-left (including Black nationalists), religious extremists (including al-Qa'ida-inspired), and single-issue extremists (including environmental extremists).

Timeframe

Project Period: 
July 2012 to December 2017

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