A Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence led by the University of Maryland

Countering Terrorism in the United States


Countering Terrorism in the United States

Investigators: 

Project Details

Abstract: 

Erica Chenoweth (Wesleyan University) and Laura Dugan (University of Maryland) will generate new research findings regarding the conditions under which different terrorism-relevant policies in the United States have been effective in reducing terrorism. Towards this goal, Chenoweth and Dugan will compile a database of terrorism-relevant measures taken by the Federal government in the United States, using a well-tested strategy for data collection employing automated text analysis software and perform statistical analyses to estimate the effects of different policies on the frequency and intensity of terrorist incidents. 

Timeframe

Project Period: 
July 2012 to December 2015