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Radical Beliefs and Behavior


Radical Beliefs and Behavior

Project Titlesort descending Investigators Project Period
A Comparative Study of Violent Extremism and Gangs Gary LaFree, Scott H. Decker, David C. Pyrooz January, 2015 to March, 2019
A Multi-Level Approach to the Study of Violent Extremism Gary LaFree, Michael Jensen January, 2018 to December, 2020
A Pathway Approach to the Study of Bias Crime Offenders Gary LaFree, Michael Jensen January, 2018 to December, 2019
Building Resilience to Violent Extremism Among Somali-Americans in Minneapolis-St. Paul Stevan Weine August, 2010 to August, 2012
Cell Groups and Individual Radicalization in Indonesia, United Kingdom, and the United States Douglas M. McLeod June, 2008 to December, 2009
Countering Jihadist Ideology among Detainees: The Effects and Effectiveness of De-Radicalization Programs Arie Kruglanski, Michele Gelfand June, 2009 to December, 2011
Decision Making and Simulation Anthony Lemieux, Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Victor Asal June, 2005 to May, 2008
Developing Academic Partnerships and Collaborative Research on Countering Violent Extremism in Malaysia and Southeast Asia Amy Pate, Barnett S. Koven, William Braniff September, 2018 to December, 2019
Effects of Uncertainty on Support for Religious Extremism Arie Kruglanski June, 2005 to January, 2009
Empirical Assessment of Domestic Disengagement and Deradicalization (EAD3) Michael Jensen, Peter Simi, Gina Scott Ligon January, 2015 to December, 2018
Empirical Assessment of Domestic Radicalization (EADR) Michael Jensen, Gary LaFree January, 2013 to December, 2016
European Converts to Islam: An Evolving Threat? Emmanuel Karagiannis June, 2009 to May, 2011
Extremist Pathways to Power: The Rise of Extremist Ideologies to State Dogma Amy Pate, Gary Ackerman, John Sawyer May, 2013 to October, 2013
Family and Community Capacities among US Minorities: a Key to Preventing Violent Extremism Stevan Weine January, 2013 to December, 2017
Framing Global Salafi-Jihadist Messages in the West Peter Neumann July, 2012 to December, 2015
Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami: The Challenge of a Non-Violent Radical Islam Clark McCauley, Emmanuel Karagiannis June, 2005 to June, 2009
Homegrown Radicalization and the Role of Social Networks and Social Inclusiveness in the United States Paul Harwood June, 2008 to October, 2011
Ideologies and Motivations of Terrorist Organizations Assaf Moghadam, Gary Ackerman July, 2014 to December, 2017
International Survey Capability Steven Kull June, 2005 to September, 2009
Islamic Radicalization in Europe and North America: Parallels and Divergence Gary Ackerman, John Sawyer, Peter Neumann June, 2008 to December, 2011
Mapping and Evaluating Online Salafi-Jihadism Arie Kruglanski, Jarret Brachman, Michele Gelfand July, 2012 to December, 2014
Martyrs without Borders: Iraq's Foreign Fighters and the Third Generation of Global Jihad Mohammed Hafez June, 2008 to May, 2011
Massive Online Open Course: Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat Gary LaFree, William Braniff, Katherine Worboys Izsak January, 2014 to March, 2014
Measuring Political Radicalization: Diaspora Support for Terrorism among Ottawa's Lebanese Muslim Community Bidisha Biswas, Christian Leuprecht, Clark McCauley August, 2008 to May, 2010
Militant Islamist Networks in the West Jeffrey Bale July, 2005 to April, 2008
Mobilization For and Against Terrorism in the Muslim World Clark McCauley, Mansoor Moaddel, Mohammed Hafez May, 2005 to May, 2009
One God for All? Fundamentalism and Group Radicalization Johanna Birnir, Nil Satana July, 2013 to December, 2016
Patterns of Radicalization in Political Activism Donatella della Porta, Manuela Caiani June, 2008 to December, 2009
Patterns of U.S. Extremist Crime Jeff Gruenewald, Joshua Freilich, Steven Chermak, William Parkin July, 2012 to December, 2017
Radicalization of Momin Khawaja Clark McCauley, Sophia Moskalenko July, 2013 to June, 2015
Radicalization of U.S. Prisoners Bert Useem, Obie Clayton June, 2005 to May, 2009
Radicalizing the Poor: Understanding the Influence of Service Provision on Popular Support for and Participation in Violent Political Groups Shawn Flanigan June, 2008 to May, 2011
Recruitment and Radicalization among US Far-Right Terrorists Peter Simi July, 2012 to December, 2015
Resources and Resilience: A Computational Model of Strategic Influence January, 2018 to June, 2018
Social Media Influencers: Re-domaining Fashion Industry Forecasting to Anticipate Online Extremist Radicalization Barnett S. Koven, Ramon F. Brena March, 2018 to September, 2019
Support for Terrorism as a Function of Individualistic and Collectivistic Goals Arie Kruglanski June, 2005 to January, 2009
Terrorist Strategies and Tactics: When Do Terrorists Decide to Attack the US? Martha Crenshaw May, 2005 to May, 2009
The Role of the Media in the Recruitment of Terrorists: Mass Communication and the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Muslims in Indonesia Douglas M. McLeod June, 2007 to May, 2009
The Use of Violence by Ethnopolitical Organizations Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Victor Asal June, 2005 to May, 2009
Tracking Attitudes within American Subculture Clark McCauley, Sophia Moskalenko July, 2012 to December, 2017
Tracking Sympathy and Support of Muslims for Terrorism in Muslim Countries and in the United Kingdom Clark McCauley June, 2008 to May, 2011
Tracking Sympathy and Support of Muslims for Terrorism in the United States Clark McCauley June, 2008 to May, 2011
U.S. Policies and Extremist Motivations July, 2012 to December, 2013
Unifying Approaches to Adversarial Modeling H. Brinton Milward, Ronald Breiger July, 2015 to December, 2017
Using Experimental Research to Study the Dynamics of Radicalization, Terrorism, and Counterterrorism Anthony Lemieux July, 2012 to December, 2017
Project Titlesort descending Publication Date START Authors Publication Type
"I'm down for a Jihad": How 100 Years of Gang Research can Inform the Study of Terrorism, Radicalization and Extremism February 2015 Pyrooz, David C.; Decker, Scott H. Journal Article
A Reassessment of State-Level Covariates of Militia Groups April 2005 Freilich, Joshua Journal Article
A Test of Sprinzak's Split Delegitimization Theory of the Life Course of Far-Right Organizational Behavior October 2014 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Alienation, Religion, Economics and Politics: Testing Theories of Radicalization in Polls of U.S. Muslims January 2009 McCauley, Clark START Reports
An Experimental Investigation of the Choice of Terror and Support for Taking Action January 2008 Lemieux, Anthony; Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Asal, Victor Research Brief
Book Review of S.A. Wright, Patriots, Politics, and the Oklahoma City Bombing January 2008 Freilich, Joshua Book Review
Boomerang: Opinion versus Action in the Radicalization of Abu-Mulal al-Balawi July 2010 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
Characteristics of Jihadists Who Use or Pursue CBRN: A Quantitative Approach November 2007 Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor Book Chapter
Characteristics of Violent Lone-Offenders: a Comparison of Assassins and School Attackers (Research Highlight) May 2014 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Research Brief
Circles Drawing Toward High Risk Activism: The Use of Usroh and Halaqa in Islamist Radical Movements May 2008 McLeod, Douglas Journal Article
Cognitive Mechanisms in Violent Extremism January 2019 Kruglanski, Arie Journal Article
Community-Focused Counter-Radicalization and Counter-Terrorism Projects November 2018 Szmania, Susan Book
Community‐Level Indicators of Radicalization: A Data and Methods Task Force February 2010 Fishman, Shira START Reports
Comparison of Honor Killings to Anti-LGBTQ Homicides January 2018 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Correlates of Violent Political Extremism in the United States February 2018 Safer-Lichtenstein, Aaron ; LaFree, Gary; Jensen, Michael; James, Patrick Journal Article
Criminal Pasts, Terrorist Futures: European Jihadists and the New Crime-Terror Nexus December 2016 Neumann, Peter Journal Article
Critical Events in the Life Trajectories of Domestic Extremist White Supremacist Groups August 2009 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Cultivating Trust and Perceptions of Source Credibility in Online Counternarratives Intended to Reduce Support for Terrorism April 2018 Braddock, Kurt Journal Article
Cut from the Same Cloth? A Comparative Study of Domestic Extremists and Gang Members in the United States May 2017 Pyrooz, David C.; LaFree, Gary; James, Patrick; Decker, Scott H. Journal Article
Deadly Clerics: Blocked Ambition and the Paths to Jihad. By Richard A. Nielsen. November 2018 Hafez, Mohammed Book Review
Democratic Skepticism and Support for Terrorism in the Palestinian Territories August 2018 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Digital Participation Roles of the Global Jihad: Social Media’s Role in Bringing Together Vulnerable Individuals and VEO Content March 2018 Ligon, Gina Scott White Paper
Dilettantes, Ideologues, and the Weak: Terrorists Who Don't Kill January 2008 Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor Journal Article
Distinguishing "Loner" Attacks from Other Domestic Extremist Violence July 2013 Gruenewald, Jeffrey; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Does Political Radicalization Depend on Ideology? November 2009 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
Empirical Assessment of Domestic Radicalization (EADR) December 2016 LaFree, Gary; Tinsley, Herbert; Stevenson, John; Jensen, Michael; James, Patrick START Reports
Encouraging and Assessing the Validity of Answers to Questions about Radicalization: The Use of Meta-opinions March 2018 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia White Paper
Ethnopolitical Political Mobilization on the Web March 2006 Harwood, Paul Conference Paper
European and American Extreme Right Groups and the Internet November 2012 Caiani, Manuela Book
Explaining Suicide Terrorism: A Review Essay April 2007 Crenshaw, Martha Journal Article
Forecasting the Use of Violence in Ethnic-political Organizations: Middle Eastern Minorities, At Risk Minorities and the Choice of Violence February 2009 Asal, Victor Conference Paper
From Cubs to Lions: A Six Stage Model of Child Socialization into the Islamic State August 2016 Horgan, John Journal Article
From the Caucasus to Boston and Beyond April 2013 Discussion Point
Fully Committed: Suicide Bombers' Motivation and the Quest for Personal Significance January 2009 Kruglanski, Arie; Fishman, Shira Journal Article
Gangs, Terrorism, and Radicalization October 2011 Pyrooz, David C.; Decker, Scott H. Journal Article
Guest Editorial: Processes of Radicalization and De-Radicalization March 2012 della Porta, Donatella; LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Hezbollah's Social Jihad: Nonprofits as Resistance Organizations June 2009 Flanigan, Shawn Journal Article
Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami: Evaluating the Threat Posed by a Radical Islamic Group that Remains Nonviolent February 2006 McCauley, Clark; Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
How Human Boundaries Become State Borders: Radical Flanks and Territorial Control in the Modern Era July 2018 Krause, Peter Journal Article
How Many Suicide Terrorists are Suicidal? August 2014 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
How the Replication Debate Applies to Terrorism Studies December 2013 James, Patrick; Henne, Peter Op-ed
Identity and Framing Theory, Precursor Activity, and the Radicalization Process January 2016 Smith, Brent; Damphousse, Kelly; Fitzpatrick, Kevin; Roberts, Paxton Report
Ideological Victimization: Homicides Perpetrated by Far-Right Extremists April 2014 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Journal Article
Inspire Magazine: A Critical Analysis of its Significance and Potential Impact Through the Lens of the Information, Motivation, and Behavioral Skills Model January 2014 Lemieux, Anthony; Brachman, Jarret Journal Article
Insurgencies as Networks of Event Orderings June 2018 Breiger, Ronald Journal Article
Intimations of Mortality or Production Lines? June 2009 Crenshaw, Martha Journal Article
ISIS: Its History, Ideology, and Psychology April 2018 Kruglanski, Arie Book Chapter
Loners, Colleagues, or Peers? Assessing the Social Organization of Radicalization April 2018 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Lying About Terrorism April 2014 Young, Joseph Journal Article
Massive Online Open Course: Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat January 2014 LaFree, Gary; Braniff, William Project Fact Sheet
Measuring Political Mobilization: The Distinction between Activism and Radicalism April 2009 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Journal Article
Mechanisms of Political Radicalization: Pathways Toward Terrorism July 2008 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Journal Article
Mobilizing on the Extreme Right: Germany, Italy, and the United States January 2012 della Porta, Donatella; Caiani, Manuela Book
Momin Khawaja: Mechanisms of Radicalization August 2016 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia START Reports
Motivations to Act for the Protection of Nature Biodiversity and the Environment: A Matter of “Significance” February 2019 Kruglanski, Arie Journal Article
My Road to Violent Extremism (As Its Researcher, That Is…) January 2019 Kruglanski, Arie Journal Article
Narratives and counter-narratives for global jihad: Opinion versus action July 2010 Leuprecht, Christian; McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Book Chapter
On Classifying Terrorism: A Potential Contribution of Cluster Analysis for Academics and Policymakers December 2007 Chenoweth, Erica Journal Article
Online Networks of the Italian and German Extreme Right: An Explorative Study with Social Network Analysis February 2009 Caiani, Manuela Journal Article
Options and Strategies for Countering Online Radicalization in the United States January 2013 Neumann, Peter Journal Article
Party of Islamic liberation in the 'Stans. Review of Emmanuel Karagiannis, 'Political Islam in Central Asia' July 2010 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
Pathways to Violent Extremism: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis of the US Far-right December 2018 Simi, Peter Journal Article
Pathways Toward Radicalization October 2008 McCauley, Clark Research Brief
Patterns of Precursor Behaviors in the Life Span of a U.S. Environmental Terrorist Group November 2009 Smith, Brent; Damphousse, Kelly Journal Article
Perceptions of the United States and Support for Violence Against America November 2006 Kruglanski, Arie; McCauley, Clark; McLeod, Douglas M.; LaFree, Gary; Kull, Steven Research Brief
Political Islam and Social Movement Theory: The Case of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Kyrgyzstan February 2005 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
Political Islam in Central Asia: On the Trail of Hizb ut-Tahrir January 2010 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
Political Islam in Central Asia: The Role of Hizb al-Tahrir February 2010 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
Political Islam in Southern Kazakhstan: Hizb ut-Tahrir January 2006 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
Political Islam in Uzbekistan: Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami February 2006 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
Political Mobilization and Institutions April 2015 Chenoweth, Erica Book Chapter
Political, Religious, and Psychological Characteristics of Muslim Protest Marchers in Eight European Cities: Jerusalem Day 2002 December 2005 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
Pre-Radicalization Criminal Activity of United States Extremists January 2018 Safer-Lichtenstein, Aaron ; LaFree, Gary; Jensen, Michael; James, Patrick Research Brief
Predictors of Support for Anti-Western Terrorism October 2006 Kruglanski, Arie; Fishman, Shira Research Brief
Preventing and Treating Radicalization: A Two Volume Review June 2015 Kruglanski, Arie Book Review
Prison and Violent Political Extremism in the United States April 2019 Jiang, Bo; LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS) October 2018 Safer-Lichtenstein, Aaron ; Yates, Elizabeth; LaFree, Gary; Jensen, Michael; James, Patrick Research Brief
Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States-Foreign Fighters: Infographics October 2017 Jensen, Michael; James, Patrick Research Brief
Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States: Preliminary Findings January 2014 Tinsley, Herbert; Jensen, Michael; James, Patrick Research Brief
Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States: An Empirical Assessment of Domestic Radicalization January 2014 Tinsley, Herbert; Jensen, Michael; James, Patrick Project Fact Sheet
Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States: Preliminary Findings (Oct. 2015) February 2016 Research Brief
Profiles of Radicalization in the United States September 2017 Safer-Lichtenstein, Aaron ; Copland, Erin; LaFree, Gary; Jensen, Michael; James, Patrick Research Brief
Psychological Factors in Radicalization: A "3N" Approach January 2017 Kruglanski, Arie Book Chapter
Psychology Not Theology: Overcoming ISIS' Secret Appeal October 2014 Kruglanski, Arie Op-ed
Putting the “ O ” in VEOs: What makes an organization? July 2013 Ligon, Gina Scott; Simi, Peter Journal Article
Quest for Significance and Violent Extremism: The Case of Domestic Radicalization November 2016 Kruglanski, Arie; LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Radicalization of U.S. Prisoners August 2009 Useem, Bert; Clayton, Obie Journal Article
Radicalization to Violence: A Pathway Approach to Studying Extremism April 2018 Atwell Seate, Anita; Jensen, Michael; James, Patrick Journal Article
Radicalization: A Relational Perspective May 2018 della Porta, Donatella Journal Article
Recruitment and Radicalization among U.S. Far-Right Terrorists November 2016 Simi, Peter START Reports
Religion and Political Mobilization March 2019 Birnir, Johanna Book Chapter
Religion and Politics in the Developing World: Explosive Interactions July 2002 Mainuddin, Rolin Book
Religion, Government Coalitions, and Terrorism February 2013 Birnir, Johanna; Satana, Nil Journal Article
Religious Fundamentalism among Young Muslims in Egypt and Saudi Arabia January 2008 Moaddel, Mansoor Journal Article
Religious Fundamentalism in Eight Muslim‐Majority Countries: Reconceptualization and Assessment August 2018 Moaddel, Mansoor Journal Article
Religious Fundamentalism in the Middle East: A Cross-National, Inter-Faith, and Inter-Ethnic Analysis November 2012 Moaddel, Mansoor Book
Review of George Michael, The Enemy of My Enemy: The Alarming Convergence of Militant Islam and the Extreme Right March 2007 Bale, Jeffrey Book Review
Review of Mohammed Hafez, Manufacturing Human Bombs: The Making of Palestinian Suicide Bombers, of Mohammed Hafez, Suicide Bombers in Iraq: The Strategy and Ideology of Martyrdom, and of David Cook & Olivia Allison, Understanding and Addressing Suicide At February 2008 McCauley, Clark Journal Article
Review of Psychology of Terrorism: Classic and Contemporary Insights January 2009 Lemieux, Anthony Journal Article
Review on Ignazi's, Norris' and Carter's New Books on Right Wing Radicalism January 2007 Caiani, Manuela Journal Article
Secure in their Beliefs: Personal Security, the Quest for Personal Significance, and the Psychology of Extremism April 2015 Kruglanski, Arie Book Chapter
Significance Quest Theory as the Driver of Radicalization towards Terrorism June 2015 Kruglanski, Arie; Gelfand, Michele Book Chapter
Social Learning and Social Control in the Off- and Online Pathways to Hate Crime and Terrorist Violence March 2019 LaFree, Gary; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
START Annual Meeting 2016: Quick-Fire Presentation - Terrorism and Radicalization October 2016 Lemieux, Anthony; Koven, Barnett S.; Ackerman, Gary; LaFree, Gary; Ligon, Gina Scott; Horgan, John; Satana, Nil; James, Patrick; Simi, Peter; Breiger, Ronald; Chermak, Steven Presentation
Structural Differences of Violent Extremist Offenders in Correctional Settings June 2015 Leuprecht, Christian Journal Article
Support for the Caliphate & Radical Mobilization January 2008 McLeod, Douglas M. Research Brief
Surveying American State Police Agencies about Lone Wolves, Far-Right Criminality, and Far-Right and Islamic Jihadist Criminal Collaboration January 2010 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Talking To Terrorists? Reflections on Fieldwork Experiences with Non-State Violent Actors February 2009 Horgan, John Conference Paper
Terrorism Between 'Syndrome' and 'Tool' February 2006 Kruglanski, Arie; Fishman, Shira Journal Article
Terrorism—A (self) love story: Redirecting the significance quest can end violence October 2013 Kruglanski, Arie; Gelfand, Michele Journal Article
Terrorist Disengagement and De-radicalisation April 2018 Braddock, Kurt Book Chapter
The Challenge of Radical Islam in Tajikistan: Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami January 2006 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
The End of Radicalization? September 2012 Horgan, John Discussion Point
The Influence of External and Internal Correlates on the Organizational Death of Domestic Far-Right Extremist Groups May 2015 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
The Making of Violent Extremists March 2018 Kruglanski, Arie Journal Article
The Marvel of Martyrdom: The Power of Self-Sacrifice in a Selfish World January 2019 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Book
The Nature of the Beast: Terrorist: The Organizational and Network Characteristics of Organizational Lethality January 2008 Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor Journal Article
The Paradox of Legitimacy: Resilience, Successes and the Multiple Identities of the Kurdistan Workers' Party in Turkey May 2015 Journal Article
The Paradox of Source Credibility in Canadian and U.S. Domestic Counterterrorism Communications April 2018 Szmania, Susan Journal Article
The Politics of Suicide Terrorism September 2005 McCauley, Clark Book Review
The Potential for Collaboration Between Islamists and Western Left-Wing Extremists: A theoretical and Empirical Introduction October 2012 Ackerman, Gary; Bale, Jeffrey Journal Article
The psychology of lone-wolf terrorism July 2011 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Journal Article
The Psychology of Radicalization and Deradicalization: How Significance Quest Impacts Violent Extremism February 2014 Kruglanski, Arie; Gelfand, Michele Journal Article
The Quest for Significance Model of Radicalization: Implications for the Management of Terrorist Detainees May 2014 Kruglanski, Arie Journal Article
The Radical Right as Social Movement Organizations January 2018 della Porta, Donatella; Caiani, Manuela Book Chapter
The Radical's Journey: How German Neo-Nazis Voyaged to the Edge and Back October 2019 Kruglanski, Arie Book
The Radicalization of the Kanes: Family as a Primary Group Influence? February 2019 James, Patrick Journal Article
The Radicalization Puzzle: A Theoretical Synthesis of Empirical Approaches to Homegrown Extremism September 2015 Hafez, Mohammed Journal Article
The Rise and the Fall of the Extreme Right in Europe: Towards an Explanation? November 2007 Caiani, Manuela Journal Article
The Rise of Political Islam in Kazakhstan: Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami February 2007 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
The Social Psychological Makings of a Terrorist February 2018 Kruglanski, Arie Journal Article
The Talking Cure? Communication and Psychological Impact in Prison De-radicalisation Programmes February 2014 Braddock, Kurt Book Chapter
The Use of Social Media by United States Extremists July 2018 Safer-Lichtenstein, Aaron ; Yates, Elizabeth; LaFree, Gary; Jensen, Michael; James, Patrick Research Brief
The Use of Violence by Ethnopolitical Organizations in the Middle East February 2007 Pate, Amy; Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Michael, Mary; Asal, Victor Research Brief
The Utility of Narratives for Promoting Radicalization: The Case of the Animal Liberation Front January 2015 Braddock, Kurt Journal Article
Toward a Profile of Lone Wolf Terrorists: What Moves an Individual from Radical Opinion to Radical Action January 2014 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Journal Article
Trauma as a Precursor to Violent Extremism April 2015 Simi, Peter Research Brief
Two Possible Profiles of Lone-actor Terrorists September 2013 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia White Paper
U.S. Muslim Opinions about ISIS, the Syrian Conflict and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election June 2017 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia START Reports
U.S. Muslims with Radical Opinions Feel More Alienated and Depressed August 2017 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia START Reports
U.S. Polls: Public Opinion and Right‐Wing Extremism April 2010 McCauley, Clark START Reports
Ukrainian Volunteer Fighters in the Eastern Front: Ideas, Political-Social Norms and Emotions as Mobilization Mechanisms February 2016 Karagiannis, Emmanuel Journal Article
Understanding Political Radicalization: The Two-Pyramids Model April 2017 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Journal Article
Understanding Terrorism June 2017 Braddock, Kurt Book Chapter
Understanding the Micro-Situational Dynamics of White Supremacist Violence in the United States December 2018 Simi, Peter Journal Article
Understanding the Threat: What Data Tell Us about U.S. Foreign Fighters September 2015 Tinsley, Herbert; Jensen, Michael; James, Patrick Research Brief
Update on Geospatial Patterns of Precurrsor Behavior among Terrorists October 2012 Smith, Brent; Damphousse, Kelly; Roberts, Paxton START Reports
Violence in Activism: Instigating Factors and Thresholds Breached January 2010 Hodwitz, Omi Book
Violent Radicalism and the Psychology of Prepossession December 2018 Kruglanski, Arie Journal Article
Western Muslims Volunteering to fight in Syria and Iraq: Why do they go, and what should we do? July 2015 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Journal Article
What Are the Social, Economic, Psychological and Environmental Risk Factors That Lead to Radicalization and Recruitment to Terrorism? September 2017 Weisburd, David Report
What Makes Terrorist Tick June 2009 Chenoweth, Erica Journal Article
Winning the Battle but Losing the War? Narrative and Counter-Narratives Strategy September 2009 Leuprecht, Christian; McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Journal Article
Women in the White Supremacist Movement July 2017 Yates, Elizabeth Book Chapter
Worst of the bad: Violent white supremacist groups and lethality May 2012 Freilich, Joshua Journal Article
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2011-2012 Background Report Undergraduate Terrorism Analysis Training (UTAT) Program Application Deadline Extended
A case study of radicalization offers implications for CVE
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Another Look at Jujitsu Politics
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CASE awards START top honors
Database Spotlight: Muslim Public Opinion and Public Opinion in the Islamic World on Terrorism, al Qaeda and US Policies (PIPA)
Database spotlight: Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism in the United States (PPT-US)
Database Spotlight: Update on Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism in the US
Discussion Point: From the Caucasus to Boston and Beyond
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Discussion Point: The Dog that Doesn't Bark
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Far-right Violence in the United States: 1990-2010
Farah Pandith explores how to defeat the extremist threat
Finding answers in social psychology
First-of-its-kind index ranks countries for impact of terrorism
Jeffrey Lewis discusses history and culture behind suicide bombings
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Junior Radicalization Researcher
Kruglanski Honored by Society of Experimental Social Psychology
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Lone-actors fueled by grievance, personal crises, weapons use
New Book: European and American Extreme Right Groups and the Internet
New Report Highlights the Challenges of Tracking Terrorism Events: GTD Indicates Global Terrorism Fatalities Up, Not Down
New Research Brief Released: The Use of Violence by Ethnopolitical Organizations in the Middle East
New Research Briefs Available from START
New START Project to Focus on Extremist Violence in U.S. Counties
New START Research Brief: Pathways Towards Radicalization
New START study examines communities where terrorists lived, planned and prepared
New study evaluates English-language jihadist magazine
Olympics and Terrorism
Pair of feature articles detail Arie Kruglanski’s life and life’s work
Patterns of Lone Actor Terrorism in the U.S.
Position Opening: Special Projects Program Manager
Pre-radicalization criminal activity is strongest predictor of post-radicalization violent extremism
Preliminary findings on Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the US
Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS) data now available
Report finds childhood trauma, history of high-risk behaviors as precursors to violent extremism
REPORT RELEASE: ICSR/START Report on Prison Radicalisation to be Launched at New York Summit
Research Internships Available for Fall 2007 at the University of Maryland
Research Roundtable features expert on policing terrorism
Researcher spotlight: Anthony Lemieux
Researcher Spotlight: Dr. Clark McCauley
Response to mischaracterization of the Hot Spots Report
Secretary Ridge announces creation of terrorism center
START Affiliate Releases Report on Al-Awlaki
START Announces 2009 Curriculum Development Grant Recipients
START Announces 2010-2011 Terrorism Research Awards and Undergraduate Research Program Participants
START Announces 2011-2012 Terrorism Research Award Participants
START Announces Fellowships for 2005-06
START Assesses Impact of 9/11
START Center Earns Background Report-Year Renewal from DHS
START Expands its Research Brief Series
START interns gain unique experience with State Department
START investigator and former TRA recipient publish book on the mobilization of right-wing extremism
START investigator commissioned to edit Routledge’s Major Works collection
START Investigators Participate in 2011 American Sociological Association Annual Conference
START launches new training course on understanding and preventing radicalization to violence and violent extremism
START Newsletter: Intelligence and security; perspectives on terrorism; Hezbollah; 'big data' and coding
START Releases New Data Collections
START Releases Report on Public Opinion in Muslim Countries
START research informs Senate report on Chesser
START Research Symposium: Wednesday, June 28th
START researcher invited to discuss terrorists' motivations
START researchers brief Swedish delegation
START Researchers Featured in Journal of Homeland Security
START Researchers on Canadian Parliament Shooter Michael Zahaf-Bibeau
START Responds to White House Report on Preventing Violent Extremism
START Response to Death of bin Laden
START seeking 2014 Outstanding Article Award nominations
START Visiting Fellow featured in NYTimes Magazine
START welcomes visiting scholar
State Department contracts START to provide terrorism data and analysis
Student research opportunities abound as internship program grows
Summer and Fall Internship Opportunities with START and the GTD
Summer Course Offerings
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US Muslims with radical opinions feel more alienated and depressed
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White Paper: Perspectives on Terrorism and Responses to It
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Aaron Safer-Lichtenstein

Analyst, Government Accountability Office

None
Anthony Lemieux Anthony Lemieux

Associate Professor of Communication and Lead Researcher of the Transcultural Conflict and Violence Program

Georgia State University
Bidisha Biswas

Professor

Western Washington University
Brandon Sullivan Brandon Sullivan

Assistant Professor

Michigan State University
Christian Leuprecht

Professor

Royal Military College
Clark McCauley Clark McCauley

Professor of Psychology

Bryn Mawr College
Cory Davenport Cory Davenport

Research Scientist, SAIC

n/a
Daniella Fridl Daniella Fridl

Former Assistant Research Director, START

University of Maryland
David Hofmann David Hofmann

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Senior Research Affiliate – The Canadian Network of Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society (TSAS)

University of New Brunswick
Douglas McLeod Douglas M. McLeod

Evjue Centennial Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Elizabeth Yates

Faculty Specialist, START

University of Maryland
Emmanuel Karagiannis Emmanuel Karagiannis

Senior Lecturer of International Relations

King's College
Erica Chenoweth Erica Chenoweth

Associate Professor of International Studies

University of Denver
START Researcher Gabrielle Matuzsan Gabrielle Matuzsan

Analyst, Government Accountability Office

None
Gary Ackerman Gary Ackerman

Associate Professor, SUNY Albany

University at Albany, State University of New York
Gary LaFree

Founding Director, START; Chair, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

University of Maryland
Herbert Tinsley

Analyst, Government Accountability Office

None
Jeff Gruenewald

Associate Professor

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
John Sawyer John Sawyer

Director of Strategic Corporate Research Relationships

University of Maryland
Dr. John Stevenson, START John Stevenson

Principal Research Scientist, NSI, Inc.

None
Katy Lindquist

Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Kurt Braddock

Post-doctoral teaching fellow

Pennsylvania State University
Marcus A. Boyd

Senior Researcher, GIS, START

Director, Graduate Studies, START

University of Maryland
Max Erdemandi

Faculty Specialist

University of Maryland
Michael Jensen

Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Nil Satana

Visiting Associate Professor

University of Maryland
Peter Neumann

Director of International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR)

King's College
Peter Simi

Associate Professor, Chapman University

Director, Earl Babbie Research Center

Chapman University
Peter Weinberger Peter Weinberger

Technical Advisor, Resonance Global

None
Prabhakar Misra Prabhakar Misra

Professor of Physics

Howard University
Rolin Mainuddin

Associate Professor of Political Science

North Carolina Central University
Ryan King Ryan D. King

Associate Professor of Criminology

The Ohio State University
Samuel D. Henkin

Senior Faculty Specialist, START

University of Maryland
Sara Gallagher

Senior Consultant and Data Analyst, BayFirst Solutions

None
Sharad Joshi

Assistant Professor, Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Associate Fellow of International Security, Chatham House

Middlebury Institute of International Studies
Shawn Flanigan Shawn Flanigan

Professor of Public Affairs

San Diego State University
Photo of William Braniff William Braniff

Director, START

Professor of the Practice, University of Maryland

Editorial Board, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism - The Hague

University of Maryland
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