In this newly published research brief, researchers in the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) examine Financial Crime and Political Extremism in the U.S.
A descriptive analysis of Extremist Crime Database (ECDB) data reveals that both far-right and al-Qaida-inspired extremists in the United States engaged in different types of financial schemes, followed distinct modi operandi and were prosecuted for a variety of both financial and non-financial crimes. Despite these differences, a common trend was identified -- the involvement of non-extremist accomplices who provided useful resources for the crime commission process.
Project Lead: Roberta Belli, Joshua D. Freilich and Steven Chermak
Other Project Researchers: William Parkin and Jeff Gruenewald
Please see this PDF for the full report.