Preliminary findings from START’s Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS) project highlight interesting and policy-relevant trends among individuals radicalized in the United States since World War II. These findings validate some elements of common wisdom regarding this phenomenon, while also revealing interesting new insights. The PIRUS project is a two-year study, currently in its first year, which will combine a quantitative dataset of radicalized individuals with in-depth case studies on radicalization processes.
Jensen, Michael, Patrick James, and Herbert Tinsley. 2015. "Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States: Preliminary Findings." January. https://www.start.umd.edu/pubs/PIRUS%20Research%20Brief_Jan%202015.pdf