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Policing Terrorism


Policing Terrorism

Project Title Investigators Project Period
Family and Community Capacities among US Minorities: a Key to Preventing Violent Extremism Stevan Weine January, 2013 to December, 2017
Integrating Mental Health and Education Fields into Countering Violent Extremism Stevan Weine, William Braniff May, 2015 to August, 2015
Mental Models of Intelligence Collectors and Analysts for Characterizing Adversarial Threats James Regens July, 2012 to December, 2014
An Assessment of Jamāʻat Ahl as-Sunnah lid-daʻwa wal-Jihād (Boko Haram): Strengths, Vulnerabilities and Policy Options Amy Pate July, 2014 to November, 2014
Factors Impacting the U.S. Intelligence Process David Carter, Jeremy Carter, Steven Chermak July, 2012 to December, 2013
Building Resilience to Violent Extremism Among Somali-Americans in Minneapolis-St. Paul Stevan Weine August, 2010 to August, 2012
Influencing Violent Extremist Organizations in South Asia Amy Pate, Gary Ackerman September, 2011 to January, 2012
Assessing Success and Failure in Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Development of Metrics on the Global War on Terror and the Global Jihad Alex Schmid, Rashmi Singh June, 2008 to October, 2011
Influencing Violent Extremist Organizations: Empirical Assessment Project Gary Ackerman, John Sawyer April, 2011 to June, 2011
Measuring Intervention Success in Terrorist Activities Brent Smith September, 2008 to June, 2010
Police Responses to Terrorism: Lessons from the Israeli Experience David Weisburd June, 2009 to May, 2010
Punishing Terrorism: Examining the Multiple Stages of Federal Punishment Across Political Contexts Brian Johnson June, 2008 to December, 2009
The Effects of Terrorism on Police Organization, Police Effectiveness in Crime Fighting and Public Expectations of and Attitudes toward the Police: A Multi-method Study of the Israeli Experience David Weisburd January, 2006 to May, 2009
State Response and Terrorist Activity Clark McCauley June, 2005 to May, 2009
Project Title Publication Date START Authors Publication Type
A Mixed-Method Analysis of Fatal Attacks on Policy by Far-Right Extremists December 2015 Gruenewald, Jeff; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Accountability for Targeted Drone Strikes Against Terrorists? March 2016 Journal Article
Across the Universe? A Comparative Analysis of Violent Radicalization Across Three Offender Types With Implications for Criminal Justice Training and Education June 2016 Horgan, John Report
Addressing Violent Extremism as Public Health Policy and Practice June 2016 Weine, Stevan Journal Article
Adversary Group Decision-Making Regarding Choice of Attack Methods: Expecting the Unexpected October 2015 Journal Article
An Examination of Thwarted Mass Homicide Plots and Threateners July 2016 Journal Article
Best Practices for Developing Resilient Communities and Addressing Violent Extremism October 2015 Weine, Stevan Research Brief
Build a Criminal Justice Policy for Terrorism February 2007 LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Colombian Military Thinking and the Fight Against the FARC-EP Insurgency, 2002-2014 May 2015 Journal Article
Community Engagement to Tackle Terrorism and Violent Extremism: Challenges, Tensions and Pitfalls October 2015 Journal Article
Conclusion: Police Innovation and the Future of Policing November 2005 Weisburd, David Book Chapter
Conflict Management, Transitional Justice and De-radicalization – Different, But Common Goals October 2016 Journal Article
Cops and Spooks: The Role of Police in Counterterrorism November 2008 Weisburd, David Book Chapter
Countering Terrorism in Britain and France November 2012 Foley, Frank Book
Countermeasures against Extremism and Terrorism Database: Data Status and Final Findings September 2012 Liu, Brooke; Kennedy, Jonathan Report
Counterterrorism Killings and Provisional IRA Bombings, 1970-1998 April 2016 Horgan, John Journal Article
Criminal Justice & Military Deaths at the Hands of Extremists November 2016 Gruenewald, Jeff; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Background Report
Criminology Theory and Terrorism June 2015 LaFree, Gary; Freilich, Joshua Book
Cross-Classified Multilevel Models: An Application to the Criminal Case Processing of Indicted Terrorists March 2012 Johnson, Brian Journal Article
Decisions in disaster recovery operations November 2013 Zhuang, Jun Book Chapter
Do Targeted Assassinations Work? A Multivariate Analysis of Israel's Controversial Tactic during Al-Aqsa Uprising June 2006 Hafez, Mohammed Journal Article
Does Police Performance Increase in Importance for the Public During Times of Security Threats, and do Evaluations of Procedural Justice Decline in Importance?: Findings from a Quasi-Experimental Study of Antecedents of Police Legitimacy in Israel December 2009 Weisburd, David Report
Effect of Intelligence Collection Training on Suspicious Activity Recognition by Front Line Police Officers May 2015 Regens, James Journal Article
Effects and Effectiveness of Law Enforcement Intelligence Measures to counter homegrown terrorism: a case study on the FALN July 2012 Belli, Roberta Report
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Leadership Decapitation Tactics Against Terrorist Groups November 2015 Book Chapter
Examining the Effect of Repressive and Conciliatory Government Actions on Terrorism Activity in Israel May 2015 Parkin, William Journal Article
Hezbollah's Global Tentacles: A Relational Approach to Convergence with Transnational Organised Crime November 2015 Leuprecht, Christian Journal Article
Implementing Intelligence-Led Policing: An Application of Loose-Coupling Theory December 2014 Carter, Jeremy Journal Article
Insurgency BAAD: Dynamics of Terrorism and Counterterrorism Campaigns October 2015 Young, Joseph; Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor Research Brief
Intelligence Analysis within U.S. Law Enforcement Agencies: Empirical Insights from a National Sample August 2014 Carter, Jeremy Journal Article
Intelligence-led policing and forces of organisational change in the USA December 2013 Carter, Jeremy
Intelligence-led policing as a framework for responding to terrorism January 2007 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Introduction: Understanding Police Innovation November 2005 Weisburd, David Book Chapter
Is It the What or the How? The Roles of High Policing Tactics and Procedual Justice in Predicting Perceptions of Hostile Treatment: The Case of Security Checks at Ben Gurion Airport, Israel July 2016 Journal Article
Law Enforcement Training and the Domestic Far Right December 2009 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Lessons Learned from Mental Health and Education: Identifying Best Practices for Addressing Violent Extremism October 2015 Weine, Stevan Report
Local Approaches to Counterterrorism: The New York Police Department Model August 2014 Dahl, Erik Journal Article
Lone-Offender Terrorists-Editorial Introduction July 2013 LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Masquerades of War May 2015 Book
Military Innovation in War: It takes a Learning Organization July 2016 Report
New Framework That Uses Patterns and Relations to Understand Terrorist Behaviors February 2017 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
Off-Ramp Opportunities in Material Support Cases February 2017 Journal Article
On the Value of Exposure and Secrecy of Defense System: First-Move Advantage vs. Robustness April 2015 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
Patterns of Intervention in Federal Terrorism Cases: Interim Report August 2011 Smith, Brent; Damphousse, Kelly Report
Policing Terrorism July 2012 LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Policing terrorism and police–community relations: views of the Arab minority in Israel March 2014 Weisburd, David Journal Article
Policing Terrorism, Crime Control, and Police-Community Relations: Learning from the Israeli Experience July 2014 Weisburd, David Book
Policymakers and Law Enforcement Must Consider the Unintended Consequences of Their Proposed Responses to Extremist and Terrorist Groups November 2008 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Book Chapter
Preventing Deadly Encounters between Law Enforcement and American Far-rightists October 2009 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Prisons and Terrorism: Radicalisation and De-radicalisation in 15 Countries July 2010 Neumann, Peter Report
Probabilistic Graphical Modeling of Terrorism Threat Recognition Using Bayesian Networks and Monte Carlo Simulation June 2015 Regens, James Journal Article
Prosecuting Terrorism Post-9/11: Impact of Policy Changes on Case Outcomes January 2017 Smith, Brent; Damphousse, Kelly Book Chapter
Prosecuting Terrorism: Challenges in the Post-9/11 World September 2015 Smith, Brent; Damphousse, Kelly Journal Article
Protocol: Increased Police Patrol Presence Effects on Crime and Disorder July 2016 Weisburd, David Journal Article
Public-Private Partnerships to Counter Violent Extremism: Field Principles for Action July 2016 Beutel, Alejandro; Weinberger, Peter Report
Quantitative approaches to the study of terrorism- Editor's Introduction November 2011 LaFree, Gary; Freilich, Joshua Journal Article
Radicalization of U.S. Prisoners August 2009 Useem, Bert; Clayton, Obie Journal Article
Reducing Terrorism through Situational Crime Prevention. November 2008 Book
Reducing the Gap in Perceptions of Legitimacy of Victims and Non-victims: The Importance of Police Performance April 2016 Weisburd, David Journal Article
Reforming Counterterrorism: Institutions and Organizational Routines in Britain and France January 2009 Foley, Frank Journal Article
Religiosity and Reactions to Terrorism May 2015 Adamczyk, Amy; LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Reloading the Armalite? Victims and Targets of Violent Dissident Irish Republicanism, 2007-2015 April 2016 Horgan, John Journal Article
Repressing the Foreign Fighters Phenomenon and Terrorism in Western Europe: Towards an Effective Response Based on Human Rights November 2016 Report
Repressing the Foreign Fighters Phenomenon and Terrorism in Western Europe: Towards an Effective Response Based on Human Rights November 2016 Report
Research Brief: Validation of the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative March 2015 Smith, Brent; Gruenewald, Jeffrey; Freilich, Joshua; Roberts, Paxton; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Research Brief
Risk-Mitigating Policies and Adversarial Behavior: Case of Backlash June 2016 Mohtadi, Hamid Journal Article
START Research Brief: Law Enforcement Efforts to Counter Violent Extremism September 2012 Liu, Brooke; Smarick, Kathleen Research Brief
State Capacity and Terrosim: A Two-Dimensional Approach. May 2014 Young, Joseph
Statistical Analysis of Event Data Concerning Boko Haram in Nigeria (2009-2013) January 2015 Stevenson, John Report
Supporting A Multidisciplinary Approach to Addressing Violent Extremism: What Role Can Education Professionals Play? October 2015 Weine, Stevan Research Brief
Supporting A Multidisciplinary Approach to Addressing Violent Extremism: What Role Can Mental Health Professionals Play? October 2015 Weine, Stevan Research Brief
Supporting A Multidisciplinary Approach to Violent Extremism: The Integration of Mental Health in Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and What Law Enforcement Needs to Know October 2015 Weine, Stevan Research Brief
Surveying American State Police Agencies about Lone Wolves, Far-Right Criminality, and Far-Right and Islamic Jihadist Criminal Collaboration January 2010 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Surveying American State Police Agencies About Terrorism Threats, Terrorism Sources, and Terrorism Definitions July 2009 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Surveying State Police Agencies about Domestic Terrorism and Far-Right Extremists February 2008 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Research Brief
Surveying the Literature on Counter-Terrorism, Counter-Insurgency, and Countering Violent Extremism: A Summary Report with a Focus on Africa January 2015 Pate, Amy Report
Terrorism and Political Violence February 2015 Book
Terrorist Threats and Police Performance November 2009 Weisburd, David Journal Article
Terrorists at The Table: Why Negotiating is the Only Way to Peace June 2015 Journal Article
The Consequences of Counterterrorism. November 2009 Crenshaw, Martha Book
The Growing Importance of Criminology in the Study of Terrorism November 2007 LaFree, Gary Journal Article
The Israeli Model for Policing Terrorism: Goals, Strategies, and Open Questions December 2009 Weisburd, David Journal Article
The nexus between terrorism and product counterfeiting in the United States May 2014 Sullivan, Brandon; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
The Quest for Significance Model of Radicalization: Implications for the Management of Terrorist Detainees May 2014 Kruglanski, Arie Journal Article
The Role of Community Policing in Countering Violent Extremism February 2015 Weine, Stevan Research Brief
To Protect and to Serve: Policing in the Years of Terrorism November 2006 Weisburd, David Book
Trends in Israeli policing: terrorism, community, victimization and crime control January 2014 Weisburd, David Journal Article
Understanding Communities’ Attitudes towards CVE February 2015 Weine, Stevan Research Brief
Validation of the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative: Identifying Suspicious Activities from the Extremist Crime Database (ECDB) and the American Terrorism Study (ATS) February 2015 Smith, Brent; Gruenewald, Jeffrey; Freilich, Joshua; Roberts, Paxton; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Report
Video Surveillance and Counterterrorism: The Application of Suspicious Activity Recognition in Visual Surveillance Systems to Counterterrorism August 2014 Regens, James Journal Article
War Versus Criminal Justice in Responding to Terrorism: The Losing Logic of Torture November 2008 McCauley, Clark Book Chapter
Image Title Job Title Institution
Alejandro Beutel

Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Brandon Sullivan Brandon Sullivan

Assistant Professor

Michigan State University
Christian Leuprecht

Assistant Professor of Political Science and Economics

Royal Military College
Clark McCauley Clark McCauley

Professor of Psychology

Bryn Mawr College
Daniel Smith

Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Erik Dahl Erik Dahl

Associate Professor of National Security Affairs

Naval Postgraduate School
Gary LaFree

Director, START; Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

University of Maryland
Jeffrey Gruenewald Jeff Gruenewald

Assistant Professor

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Jeremy Carter Jeremy Carter

Assistant Professor of Environmental and Public Affairs

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Laura Dugan Laura Dugan

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

University of Maryland
Roberta Belli

  Security Information Analyst, United Nations Department of Safety and Security

United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS)
Sharad Joshi

Research Associate

Monterey Institute of International Studies
Imange of William Braniff William Braniff

Executive Director, START

University of Maryland
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