Community-level Indicators of Radicalization: A Data and Measurement Workshop
Building upon past and current START work, this effort will expand START’s work on the process by which individuals are radicalized to explore whether there are common characteristics of local communities in which radicalization has been known to occur. This project will focus on exploring what measures could be used to evaluate existing theories of factors relates to radicalization and on assessing existing community-level data (e.g., census, archival and intsitutional data) for their relevance to the study of radicalization processes. This project will involve a workshop of leading scholars working on radicalization studies, on community-level research, and on measurement and generate a final report that suggests how research on this level of analysis might contribute to understanding of radicalization.
This research was supported by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate’s Human Factors/Behavioral Sciences Division.