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Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism in the United States: Research Highlight


Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism in the United States: Research Highlight

Abstract: 

This research highlight provides findings based on START’s Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism in the United States (PPT-US) dataset, which includes detailed information on the 147 organizations known to have engaged in terrorist attacks against targets in the U.S. homeland from 1970 through 2012.

Terrorism is defined as the threatened or actual use of illegal force and violence by a non-state actor to attain a political, economic, religious or social goal through fear, coercion or intimidation. More information is available at www.start.umd.edu/gtd.

 

Publication Information

Full Citation: 

Miller, Erin, and Kathleen Smarick. 2014. "Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism in the United States: Research Highlight." START College Park, MD. July. http://www.start.umd.edu/pubs/START_ProfilesofPerpetratorsofTerrorismintheUS_ResearchHighlight_July2014.pdf

START Author(s): 
Erin MillerKathleen Smarick
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