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Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States: An Empirical Assessment of Domestic Radicalization


Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States: An Empirical Assessment of Domestic Radicalization

Abstract: 

The Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS) project is a database of Islamist, Far Left and Far Right individuals who have radicalized to violent and non-violent extremism in the United States. Wave 1 of the project was completed in August 2013, with more than 600 individuals included in the dataset and 10 in-depth case studies. The analysis for this research brief draws on the Wave 1 dataset observations; it uses indexes measuring various risk factors for radicalization (see "Method" section for more information), as well as individual variables measuring specific conditions or events of interest to those studying radicalization.

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Jensen, Michael, Patrick James, and Herbert Tinsley. 2015. "Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States: An Empirical Assessment of Domestic Radicalization." January. https://www.start.umd.edu/pubs/PIRUS%20Fact%20Sheet_Jan%202015.pdf

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