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Homeland Security Education and Training

Title Sort descending Investigators Project Period
Communicating Risk of Mass Casualty Terrorism in Diverse Communities Elaine Vaughan -
Comparing Failed, Foiled, Completed and Successful Terrorist Attacks Erik Dahl, Margaret Wilson, Martha Crenshaw -
Empirical Assessment of Domestic Radicalization (EADR) Michael Jensen, Gary LaFree -
Factors Impacting the U.S. Intelligence Process David L. Carter, Jeremy G. Carter, Steven Chermak -
Insider Threat Program Katy Lindquist, Devin Ellis, Steve Sin, Michael Jensen -
Massive Online Open Course: Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat Gary LaFree, William Braniff, Katherine Worboys Izsak -
Mental Models of Intelligence Collectors and Analysts for Characterizing Adversarial Threats -
Police Responses to Terrorism: Lessons from the Israeli Experience David Weisburd -
Preparedness for Catastrophic Events Dennis Mileti, Hamilton Bean, Kathleen Smarick, Monica Schoch-Spana, Paul Harwood -
Risk and Rehabilitation: Supporting the Work of Probation Officers in the Community Reentry of Extremist Offenders Gary LaFree, Michael Jensen -
Terrorist Attacks on the Homeland Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan, Erin Miller -
Training in Risk and Crisis Communication (TRACC) Brooke Liu, Elizabet Petrun Sayers, Katherine Worboys Izsak -
Project Title Sort descending Publication Date Publication Type
A Homeland Security Net Assessment Needed Now! 2015-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Collaborative Online International Learning: The Example of a Course in the Psychology of Terrorism in the United States and Iran 2009-01-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Community-Focused Best Practices to Prevent Violent Extremism 2015-09-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
COVID-19: Implications for First Responders 2020-10-01T12:00:00 Presentation
Creating Positive Policing Narratives for Countering Violent Extremism 2019-10-01T12:00:00 Book
Cross-Agency Evaluation of DoD, VA, and HHS Mental Health Public Awareness Campaigns 2020-02-01T12:00:00 Report
Effective Interagency Coordination: Barriers and Opportunities 2021-06-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Expanding Criminology's Domain: The American Society of Criminology 2006 Presidential Address 2007-02-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Government Agency-Focused Best Practices to Prevent Violent Extremism 2015-09-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Law Enforcement Training and the Domestic Far Right 2009-12-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Law Enforcement-Focused Best Practices to Prevent Violent Extremism 2015-09-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Massive Online Open Course: Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat 2014-01-01T12:00:00 Project Fact Sheet
Paradoxes of Professionalism: Rethinking Civil-Military Relations in the United States 2020-04-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Partner Selection in Disaster Relief: Partnership Formation in the Presence of Incompatible Agencies 2017-09-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Program Fact Sheet: START's CVE Education and Training Initiatives 2015-02-01T12:00:00 Project Fact Sheet
QAnon Crimes in the United States: A Comprehensive Dataset Codebook 2021-09-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Report: U.S. Attitudes toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism Before and After the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings 2013-10-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Research Highlight: U.S. Attitudes toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism Before and After the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings 2013-10-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Rethinking Security Education 2016-12-01T12:00:00 Book Chapter
Situational Crime Prevention and Terrorism: An Assessment of 10 Years of Research 2018-10-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Social Psychological Approaches to Understanding and Preventing Terrorism: Toward an Interdisciplinary Perspective 2006-01-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
START Training Program Overview 2015-09-01T12:00:00 Project Fact Sheet
Surveying CVE Metrics in Prevention, Disengagement and De-Radicalization Programs 2016-03-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Suspicious Preoperational Activities and Law Enforcement Interdiction of Terrorist Plots 2018-11-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
That's a Myth! Teaching about Disaster Myths through Experiential Learning 2018-11-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
The Politics of Terror 2018-05-01T12:00:00 Book
The Role of Community Policing in Countering Violent Extremism 2015-02-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
The Role of Homeland Security Information Bulletins within Emergency Management Organizations 2008-02-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Threat, Emboldenment, or Both? The Effects of Political Power on Violent Hate Crimes 2020-09-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Toward a Model of Terrorist Behavior in Hostage-Taking Incidents 2000-08-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
Training in Risk and Crisis Communication Modules: Project Fact Sheet 2013-12-01T12:00:00 Project Fact Sheet
Understanding Communities’ Attitudes towards CVE 2015-02-01T12:00:00 Research Brief
Understanding Law Enforcement Intelligence Processes 2014-07-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Validation of the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative: Identifying Suspicious Activities from the Extremist Crime Database (ECDB) and the American Terrorism Study (ATS) 2015-02-01T12:00:00 START Reports
Why Inter-Agency Operations Break Down: U.S. Counterterrorism in Comparative Perspective 2016-07-01T12:00:00 Journal Article
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Americans more likely to think about terrorism than violent crime
Braniff offers Congressional testimony
Discussion Point: 'Keep Wicked Calm and Carry the Hell On': Boston, Terrorism and the Rhetorical Power of Resilience
How START's Graduate Certificate Program won over two previous skeptics of online learning
ICONS simulations help professors move instruction online quickly
ICONS team announces new self-serve online simulations
Recommendations to counter violent extremism
Risk Communication Research Roundtable: Methodology and Impact
START accepting applications for new scholarship program
START Announces Fellowships for 2005-06
START approved to launch new MOOC focused on CVE
START collaborators contribute to important CVE work
START Director provides testimony to Maryland General Assembly on domestic extremism
START Director speaks with National Nuclear Security Administration fellowship students
START Director's China visit opens door for future scholarly collaboration
START graduate student earns IALEIA honors
START hosts conference on mental health, education and countering violent extremism
START launches new master’s degree program in security and terrorism studies
START launches new training course on understanding and preventing radicalization to violence and violent extremism
START produces new data tool exploring crimes committed by U.S. QAnon offenders
START recognized for expanding access for underrepresented students
START report identifies new ways to train risk communication skills
START research director ranked among top-rated faculty
START research informs Senate report on Chesser
START researcher travels to Ghana to help develop CT and CVE training
START researchers co-lead webinar series on security challenges in Malaysia
START seeking 2014 Outstanding Article Award nominations
START students embark on international opportunity
START study examines U.S. attitudes, beliefs before and after the Boston Marathon bombings
START Symposium showcases impactful research, datasets
START team provides online training on mixed-methods research on preventing and countering violent extremism in Pakistan
START teams up with UMD’s ICONS Project
START to conduct training for fire intel officers in National Capital Region
START to offer internship stipends beginning summer 2022
START to offer Massive Open Online Course
START welcomes 109 students to spring internship cohort
START's training events help others understand terrorism
START’s cybersecurity fellowship offers UMD undergraduates extensive support
START’s GTD to be featured at First Responder Technology Demonstration
Students excel in START’s online graduate programs
Students of all stripes find success at START
UWT Director attends U.S. Army ROTC Centers of Influence Leadership Symposium
Webinar series launches with public universities in Prince George’s County for Homeland Students
Welcoming interns back in person at START
Title Sort descending Job Title Institution
Koven Barnett S. Koven Data Science Manager, Deloitte Government & Public Services
person-default Devin Ellis Researcher, ARLIS University of Maryland
Izsak Katherine Katherine Worboys Izsak Academic Director, UMD College of Information (iSchool) University of Maryland
Boyd_Marcus Marcus A. Boyd Geospatial Research Unit (GRU) Director, START
Director of Graduate Studies, START
University of Maryland
person-default Nathan Meehan Director of Research and Development, Second Sight Training Systems, LLC Second Sight Training Systems, LLC
Prabhakar misra Prabhakar Misra Professor of Physics Howard University
R. Karl Rethemeyer R. Karl Rethemeyer Associate Professor of Public Administration & Policy University at Albany, State University of New York
Stevan_Weine Stevan Weine Professor of Psychiatry University of Illinois at Chicago
Sin_Steve Steve Sin Director, Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT)

Subject Matter Expert Instructor, National Center for Security & Preparedness
University of Maryland
Guarrieri Thomas Guarrieri Director of Undergraduate Studies
Assistant Research Scientist, Unconventional Weapons &
Technology (UWT) Division, START
University of Maryland
Asal_Victor Victor Asal Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of Public Administration University at Albany, State University of New York