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Recruitment and Radicalization among U.S. Far-Right Terrorists


This report presents findings from a two-year study, “Recruitment and Radicalization among US Far-Right Terrorists.” This investigation examines multiple aspects of recruitment and radicalization, such as the quality and quantity of exposure to right-wing ideologies prior to extremist involvement; types of recruitment; pre-entry risk factors for extremist participation; and the extremists’ perception about why he/she was unable to progress beyond the planning stages of a terror plot. The empirical analysis is divided into four distinct but overlapping reports.

Publication Information

Full Citation:

Simi, Pete, and Steven Windisch, Karyn Sporer. “Recruitment and Radicalization among US Far Right Terrorists.” College Park, MD: START, 2016. https://www.start.umd.edu/pubs/START_RecruitmentRadicalizationAmongUSFarRightTerrorists_Nov2016.pdf

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