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Ecoterrorism


Ecoterrorism

Project Title Investigators Project Period
The Terrorism and Extremist Violence in the United States (TEVUS) Database Gary LaFree, Brent Smith, Joshua Freilich, Steven Chermak, Erin Miller, William Braniff, Kathleen Smarick March, 2009 to June, 2017
Empirical Assessment of Domestic Radicalization (EADR) Michael Jensen, Gary LaFree January, 2013 to December, 2016
New Analytical Methods for the Exploitation of Open-Source Structured Databases to Enhance Situational Awareness for Effective Counter-WMD Strategies Ronald Breiger, Gary Ackerman, Victor Asal, H. Brinton Milward, R. Karl Rethemeyer March, 2010 to March, 2014
Geospatial and Temporal Patterns of US Terrorism Brent Smith, Kelly Damphousse
Project Title Publication Date START Authors Publication Type
An Overview of Bombing and Arson Attacks by Environmental and Animal Rights Extremists in the United Stated, 1995-2010 April 2013 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Report
Animal and Environmental Rights Extremists and Crime: Setting Forth a Research Agenda November 2009 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Book Chapter
Countering Ecoterrorism in the United States: the case of 'Operation Backfire' September 2012 Report
Dilettantes, Ideologues, and the Weak: Terrorists Who Don't Kill January 2008 Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor Journal Article
Discovery Communications Building Hostage-Taking September 2010 Background Report
Environmental Adaptation, Legislation Adaptation: Keeping up with the Eco-Terrorists January 2015 Journal Article
From Environmental Action to Ecoterrorism? Towards a Process Theory of Environmental and Animal Rights Oriented Political Violence January 2017 Book
Patterns of Precursor Behaviors in the Life Span of a U.S. Environmental Terrorist Group November 2009 Smith, Brent; Damphousse, Kelly Journal Article
Research Highlight: Bombing and Arson Attacks by Environmental and Animal Rights Extremists in the United States, 1995-2010 May 2013 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Research Brief
Terrorist and Non-Terrorist Criminal Attacks by Radical Environmental and Animal Rights Groups in the United States, 1970–2007 March 2012 LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Journal Article
Image Title Job Title Institution
Clark McCauley Clark McCauley

Professor of Psychology

Bryn Mawr College
Gary Ackerman Gary Ackerman

Director, Unconventional Weapons and Technology Division, START

University of Maryland
Gary LaFree

Director, START; Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

University of Maryland
Jeffrey Gruenewald Jeff Gruenewald

Assistant Professor

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Joshua Freilich Joshua Freilich

Professor of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Laura Dugan Laura Dugan

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

University of Maryland
Omi Hodwitz

Assistant Research Scholar, START

University of Maryland
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