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Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism in the United States (PPT‐US): Data Collection and Descriptive Analysis


Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism in the United States (PPT‐US): Data Collection and Descriptive Analysis

Abstract: 

This report focuses on work associated with the data integration and enhancement goals of START's Terrorism and Violent Extremism in the United States project —specifically, on efforts related to data on terrorist groups that have targeted the United States, towards the goal of preparing these data for alignment and merger with event-focused data. This report details the updated and validated quantitative dataset (Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism in the United States, PPT-US) on terrorist groups that have targeted the United States homeland, structured to integrate with related datasets on terrorist events and extremist criminal activity.

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Full Citation: 

Miller, Erin E., and Kathleen Smarick, Joseph Simone, Jr. “Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism in the United States (PPTUS): Data Collection and Descriptive Analysis,” Interim Report
to Human Factors/Behavioral Sciences Division, Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. College Park MD: START, September 2011: http://www.start.umd.edu/pubs/START_PPTUS_DataCollectionDescriptiveAnalysis_Sept2011.pdf

START Author(s): 
Erin MillerKathleen Smarick
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