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Policing Terrorism


Policing Terrorism

Project Title Investigators Project Period
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Acceleration Erin Miller January, 2019 to January, 2020
Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks Erin Miller October, 2017 to August, 2019
Weapons Availability and Civil War Onset Barnett S. Koven March, 2018 to June, 2018
Country Reports on Terrorism - Statistical Annex Gary LaFree, Erin Miller May, 2012 to May, 2018
Family and Community Capacities among US Minorities: a Key to Preventing Violent Extremism Stevan Weine January, 2013 to December, 2017
Anti-Terrorism Assistance Programs William Braniff June, 2016 to May, 2017
Integrating Mental Health and Education Fields into Countering Violent Extremism Stevan Weine, William Braniff May, 2015 to August, 2015
Mental Models of Intelligence Collectors and Analysts for Characterizing Adversarial Threats July, 2012 to December, 2014
An Assessment of Jamāʻat Ahl as-Sunnah lid-daʻwa wal-Jihād (Boko Haram): Strengths, Vulnerabilities and Policy Options Amy Pate July, 2014 to November, 2014
Factors Impacting the U.S. Intelligence Process David L. Carter, Jeremy G. Carter, Steven Chermak July, 2012 to December, 2013
Building Resilience to Violent Extremism Among Somali-Americans in Minneapolis-St. Paul Stevan Weine August, 2010 to August, 2012
Influencing Violent Extremist Organizations in South Asia Amy Pate, Gary Ackerman September, 2011 to January, 2012
Assessing Success and Failure in Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Development of Metrics on the Global War on Terror and the Global Jihad Rashmi Singh June, 2008 to October, 2011
Influencing Violent Extremist Organizations: Empirical Assessment Project Gary Ackerman, John Sawyer April, 2011 to June, 2011
Measuring Intervention Success in Terrorist Activities Brent Smith September, 2008 to June, 2010
Police Responses to Terrorism: Lessons from the Israeli Experience David Weisburd June, 2009 to May, 2010
Punishing Terrorism: Examining the Multiple Stages of Federal Punishment Across Political Contexts Brian Johnson June, 2008 to December, 2009
The Effects of Terrorism on Police Organization, Police Effectiveness in Crime Fighting and Public Expectations of and Attitudes toward the Police: A Multi-method Study of the Israeli Experience David Weisburd January, 2006 to May, 2009
State Response and Terrorist Activity Clark McCauley June, 2005 to May, 2009
Project Title Publication Date START Authors Publication Type
An Explicit Consideration of Unintended Consequences from Counterterrorism Policy: The Case of Radical Eco-Groups August 2017 Safer-Lichtenstein, Aaron Journal Article
An Intervention Analysis of Fatal Far-right Extremist Violence within a Vector-autoregressive Framework December 2019 Gruenewald, Jeff; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Journal Article
Best Practices for Developing Resilient Communities and Addressing Violent Extremism October 2015 Weine, Stevan Research Brief
Book review: Spying: Assessing US Domestic Intelligence Since 9/11 By Darren E. Tromblay September 2019 Dahl, Erik Book Review
Build a Criminal Justice Policy for Terrorism November 2007 LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Community Policing to Counter Violent Extremism: A Process Evaluation in Los Angeles July 2017 Weine, Stevan START Reports
Community-Focused Counter-Radicalization and Counter-Terrorism Projects November 2018 Szmania, Susan Book
Cops and Spooks: The Role of Police in Counterterrorism November 2008 Weisburd, David Book Chapter
Counter-Terrorism in the Post-9/11 Era: Successes, Failures and Lessons Learnt January 2016 Singh, Rashmi Book Chapter
Countering Terrorism in Britain and France November 2012 Foley, Frank Book
Countermeasures against Extremism and Terrorism Database: Data Status and Final Findings September 2012 Liu, Brooke; Kennedy, Jonathan START Reports
Counterterrorism Killings and Provisional IRA Bombings, 1970-1998 April 2016 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Counterterrorism Net Assessment Data Structure April 2020 Koven, Barnett S.; Lindquist, Katy; Erdemandi, Max Project Fact Sheet
Crime Pays: Terrorist Group Engagement in Crime and Survival November 2017 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Criminal Justice & Military Deaths at the Hands of Extremists November 2016 Gruenewald, Jeff; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Background Report
Criminology's Third War: Special Issue on Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism August 2009 LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Cross-Classified Multilevel Models: An Application to the Criminal Case Processing of Indicted Terrorists March 2012 Johnson, Brian Journal Article
Decisions in disaster recovery operations November 2013 Zhuang, Jun Book Chapter
Detainee Deradicalization January 2010 Kruglanski, Arie; Gelfand, Michele Journal Article
Effective Interagency Coordination: Barriers and Opportunities June 2021 Koven, Barnett S.; Lindquist, Katy Journal Article
Effects and Effectiveness of Law Enforcement Intelligence Measures to counter homegrown terrorism: a case study on the FALN July 2012 Belli, Roberta START Reports
Empowering Communities to Prevent Violent Extremism: A report on the August 2014 National Summit July 2017 Weine, Stevan; Braniff, William Book Chapter
Examining the Effect of Repressive and Conciliatory Government Actions on Terrorism Activity in Israel May 2015 Parkin, William Journal Article
Hezbollah's Global Tentacles: A Relational Approach to Convergence with Transnational Organised Crime November 2015 Leuprecht, Christian Journal Article
Homegrown Terrorism: South Korea's Next Challenge against Terrorism January 2009 Sin, Steve Journal Article
Implementing Intelligence-Led Policing: An Application of Loose-Coupling Theory December 2014 Carter, Jeremy Journal Article
In the Eye of the Storm: An Update: Managing Terrorism and Asymmetric Threats during Covid-19 October 2020 Braniff, William Report
In the Shadow of 9/11: How the Study of Political Extremism Has Reshaped Criminology December 2021 LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Insurgency BAAD: Dynamics of Terrorism and Counterterrorism Campaigns October 2015 Young, Joseph; Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor Research Brief
Intelligence Analysis within U.S. Law Enforcement Agencies: Empirical Insights from a National Sample August 2014 Carter, Jeremy Journal Article
Intelligence-led policing and forces of organisational change in the USA December 2013 Carter, Jeremy G. Journal Article
Intelligence-Led Policing As a Framework for Responding to Terrorism May 2007 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Jihadist Terrorist Plots in the United States December 2017 Dahl, Erik; Wilson, Margaret; Crenshaw, Martha Research Brief
Law Enforcement Training and the Domestic Far Right December 2009 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Legal Restrictions and Challenges for Police and Law Enforcement Authorities August 2019 Hodwitz, Omi Book Chapter
Lessons Learned from Mental Health and Education: Identifying Best Practices for Addressing Violent Extremism October 2015 Weine, Stevan START Reports
Local Approaches to Counterterrorism: The New York Police Department Model August 2014 Dahl, Erik Journal Article
New Framework That Uses Patterns and Relations to Understand Terrorist Behaviors February 2017 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
On the Value of Exposure and Secrecy of Defense System: First-Move Advantage vs. Robustness April 2015 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
Patterns of Intervention in Federal Terrorism Cases August 2011 Smith, Brent; Damphousse, Kelly START Reports
Police Innovation: Contrasting Perspectives August 2006 Weisburd, David Book
Policing Terrorism July 2012 LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Policing terrorism and police–community relations: views of the Arab minority in Israel March 2014 Weisburd, David Journal Article
Policing Terrorism, Crime Control, and Police-Community Relations: Learning from the Israeli Experience July 2014 Weisburd, David Book
Prisons and Terrorism: Radicalisation and De-radicalisation in 15 Countries July 2010 Neumann, Peter Report
Prosecuting Terrorism Post-9/11: Impact of Policy Changes on Case Outcomes January 2017 Smith, Brent; Damphousse, Kelly Book Chapter
Prosecuting Terrorism: Challenges in the Post-9/11 World September 2015 Smith, Brent; Damphousse, Kelly Journal Article
Protocol: Increased Police Patrol Presence Effects on Crime and Disorder July 2016 Weisburd, David Journal Article
Public-Private Partnerships to Counter Violent Extremism: Field Principles for Action July 2016 Beutel, Alejandro; Weinberger, Peter START Reports
Quantitative approaches to the study of terrorism- Editor's Introduction November 2011 LaFree, Gary; Freilich, Joshua Journal Article
Radicalization of U.S. Prisoners August 2009 Useem, Bert; Clayton, Obie Journal Article
Re-Evaluating Special Operations Forces-Led Counterterrorism Efforts March 2020 Koven, Barnett S. Report
Reducing Terrorism Through Situational Crime Prevention November 2009 Freilich, Joshua Book
Reducing the Gap in Perceptions of Legitimacy of Victims and Non-victims: The Importance of Police Performance April 2016 Weisburd, David Journal Article
Reforming Counterterrorism: Institutions and Organizational Routines in Britain and France July 2009 Foley, Frank Journal Article
Religiosity and Reactions to Terrorism May 2015 Adamczyk, Amy; LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Report on the National Summit on Empowering Communities to Prevent Violent Extremism July 2015 Weine, Stevan; Braniff, William Report
Research Brief: Validation of the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative March 2015 Smith, Brent; Gruenewald, Jeffrey; Freilich, Joshua; Roberts, Paxton; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Research Brief
Risk-Mitigating Policies and Adversarial Behavior: Case of Backlash June 2016 Mohtadi, Hamid Journal Article
Situational Crime Prevention and Terrorism: An Assessment of 10 Years of Research October 2018 Gruenewald, Jeff; Freilich, Joshua Journal Article
START Research Brief: Law Enforcement Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism September 2012 Liu, Brooke; Smarick, Kathleen Research Brief
Statistical Analysis of Event Data Concerning Boko Haram in Nigeria (2009-2013) January 2015 Stevenson, John START Reports
Supporting A Multidisciplinary Approach to Addressing Violent Extremism: What Role Can Education Professionals Play? October 2015 Weine, Stevan Research Brief
Supporting A Multidisciplinary Approach to Addressing Violent Extremism: What Role Can Mental Health Professionals Play? October 2015 Weine, Stevan Research Brief
Supporting A Multidisciplinary Approach to Violent Extremism: The Integration of Mental Health in Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and What Law Enforcement Needs to Know October 2015 Weine, Stevan Research Brief
Surveying American State Police Agencies about Lone Wolves, Far-Right Criminality, and Far-Right and Islamic Jihadist Criminal Collaboration October 2010 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Surveying American State Police Agencies About Terrorism Threats, Terrorism Sources, and Terrorism Definitions July 2009 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Surveying State Police Agencies about Domestic Terrorism and Far-Right Extremists February 2008 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Research Brief
Surveying the Literature on Counter-Terrorism, Counter-Insurgency, and Countering Violent Extremism: A Summary Report with a Focus on Africa January 2015 Pate, Amy START Reports
Suspicious Preoperational Activities and Law Enforcement Interdiction of Terrorist Plots November 2018 Smith, Brent; Gruenewald, Jeff Journal Article
Terrorist Suspect Religious Identity and Public Support for Harsh Interrrogation and Detention Practices April 2014 Piazza, James A. Journal Article
Terrorist Threats and Police Performance: A Study of Israeli Communities November 2009 Weisburd, David Journal Article
The Consequences of Counterterrorism November 2009 Crenshaw, Martha Book
The Effectiveness of Counterterrorism in Spain: A New Approach February 2010 Chenoweth, Erica Conference Paper
The Growing Importance of Criminology in the Study of Terrorism November 2007 LaFree, Gary Journal Article
The Impact of State Laws Protecting Abortion Clinics and Reproductive Rights on Crimes against Abortion Providers: Deterrence, Backlash, or Neither? December 2007 Freilich, Joshua Journal Article
The Israeli Model for Policing Terrorism: Goals, Strategies, and Open Questions December 2009 Weisburd, David Journal Article
The nexus between terrorism and product counterfeiting in the United States May 2014 Sullivan, Brandon; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
The Quest for Significance Model of Radicalization: Implications for the Management of Terrorist Detainees May 2014 Kruglanski, Arie Journal Article
The Role of Community Policing in Countering Violent Extremism February 2015 Weine, Stevan Research Brief
The Situated Contexts of American Terrorism: A Conjunctive Analysis of Case Configurations April 2019 Smith, Brent; Gruenewald, Jeff Journal Article
The Terrorism Recidivism Study (TRS): Examining Recidivism Rates for Post-9/11 Offenders April 2019 Hodwitz, Omi Journal Article
To Protect and to Serve: Policing in the Years of Terrorism November 2006 Weisburd, David Book
Trends in Israeli policing: terrorism, community, victimization and crime control January 2014 Weisburd, David Journal Article
Understanding Communities’ Attitudes towards CVE February 2015 Weine, Stevan Research Brief
Understanding Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism November 2017 Singh, Rashmi Book
Validation of the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative: Identifying Suspicious Activities from the Extremist Crime Database (ECDB) and the American Terrorism Study (ATS) February 2015 Smith, Brent; Gruenewald, Jeff; Freilich, Joshua; Roberts, Paxton; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William START Reports
War Versus Criminal Justice in Response to Terrorism: The Losing Logic of Torture January 2009 McCauley, Clark Book Chapter
What Should This Fight Be Called? Metaphors of Counterterrorism and Their Implications December 2008 Kruglanski, Arie; Crenshaw, Martha Journal Article
Image Title Job Title Institution
Nathan Meehan

Director of Research and Development, Second Sight Training Systems, LLC

Second Sight Training Systems, LLC
Peter Simi

Associate Professor, Chapman University

Director, Earl Babbie Research Center

Chapman University
Samuel D. Henkin

Geospatial Research Unit (GRU) Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Photo of William Braniff William Braniff

Department Chair, START Director

Professor of the Practice, University of Maryland

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

Research Advisory Board, RESOLVE Network

Independent Advisory Committee (IAC), Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT)

International Advisory Board, Hedayah Center

University of Maryland

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