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Terrorism Databases and Resources


Terrorism Databases and Resources

Project Title Investigators Project Period
Dissuading Adversaries and their Radiological/Nuclear Pathways: Integrating Deterrence Theory and Analytics in the Global Nuclear Detection Architecture (GNDA) Amy Pate, Brandon Behlendorf, Gary Ackerman, John Sawyer, Steve Sin October, 2013 to September, 2018
Global Terrorism Database (GTD) Erin Miller, Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan June, 2008 to June, 2018
Modeling Terrorism Onset and Intensity Dynamics Using the GTD Claudio Cioffi-Revilla, Nina Fefferman July, 2016 to December, 2017
Unifying Approaches to Adversarial Modeling H. Brinton Milward, Ronald Breiger July, 2015 to December, 2017
Patterns of U.S. Extremist Crime Jeff Gruenewald, Joshua Freilich, Steven Chermak, William Parkin July, 2012 to December, 2017
Social, Behavioral, Cultural, and Economic (SBCE) Impacts on Terrorist Activity Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan July, 2012 to December, 2017
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
Terrorist and Extremist Organizations (TEO) Database Jonathan Wilkenfeld, R. Karl Rethemeyer July, 2012 to December, 2016
Countering Terrorism in the United States Erica Chenoweth, Laura Dugan July, 2012 to December, 2015
Anatomizing the Behavior of Chemical and Biological Non-State Adversaries Gary Ackerman, Victor Asal June, 2012 to May, 2014
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
Minorities at Risk Related Projects January, 2014
Using Global Terrorism Data to Model Counterterrorism Policies in Sri Lanka Gary LaFree, Sue-Ming Yang July, 2010 to December, 2011
Global Terrorism Database: Collection and Coding Erin Miller, Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan June, 2008 to December, 2011
United States Extremist Crime Database (ECDB), 1990-2010 Joshua Freilich, Roberta Belli, Steven Chermak June, 2008 to October, 2011
Measuring Intervention Success in Terrorist Activities Brent Smith September, 2008 to June, 2010
Predisposing Root Causes of Terrorism Gary LaFree June, 2005 to June, 2009
Distinctive Characteristics of Terrorist Groups Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan January, 2005 to June, 2009
Dynamics of Terror and Counterterrorism Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan January, 2005 to June, 2009
Creation of a Database of U.S. Extremist Crime, 1990-2005 Joshua Freilich, Steven Chermak June, 2007 to January, 2009
Shifting Terrorism Trends Across Time and Space Susan Cutter June, 2005
Project Title Publication Datesort descending START Authors Publication Type
How Does Studying Terrorism Compare to Studying Crime? November 2003 LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Book Chapter
Identifying Cross-National Global Terrorist Hot Spots November 2005 LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Book Chapter
Mismeasuring Militias: Limitations of Advocacy Group Data and of State‐Level Studies of Paramilitary Groups March 2006 Freilich, Joshua Journal Article
Building a Global Terrorism Database April 2006 LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Journal Article
Researching Terrorist Networks April 2006 Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor Journal Article
A First Look at Domestic and International Global Terrorism Events, 1970-1997 May 2006 LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Conference Paper
Creating a Data Archive to Facilitate Research on Understanding and Responding to Terrorism November 2006 Chermak, Steven Book Chapter
Introducing the Global Terrorism Database May 2007 LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Journal Article
The Nature of the Beast: Terrorist: The Organizational and Network Characteristics of Organizational Lethality January 2008 Rethemeyer, R. Karl; Asal, Victor Journal Article
Tracking Global Terrorism, 1970-2004 November 2008 LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Book Chapter
Research on Terrorism and Countering Terrorism November 2008 LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Book Chapter
International Cooperation, Not Unilateral Policies May Be the Best Counterterrorism Strategy November 2008 LaFree, Gary; Yang, Sue-Ming Book Chapter
Collaborative Online International Learning: The Example of a Course in the Psychology of Terrorism in the United States and Iran January 2009 Lemieux, Anthony Journal Article
Measuring Political Mobilization: The Distinction between Activism and Radicalism April 2009 McCauley, Clark; Moskalenko, Sophia Journal Article
Research Review 2009 August 2009 Ackerman, Gary Report
The Empirical Study of Terrorism: Social and Legal Research August 2009 Ackerman, Gary; LaFree, Gary Journal Article
The Global Terrorism Database: Accomplishments and Challenges. Perspectives on Terrorism November 2009 LaFree, Gary Report
Community‐Level Indicators of Radicalization: A Data and Methods Task Force February 2010 Fishman, Shira Report
The Global Terrorism Database (GTD): Accomplishments and Challenges March 2010 LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Terrorism Studies: A Reader November 2010 Horgan, John Book
Veto Players and Terror November 2010 Young, Joseph; Dugan, Laura Book Review
Geospatial Patterns of Precurrsor Behavior among Terrorists June 2011 Smith, Brent; Damphousse, Kelly; Fitzpatrick, Kevin; Roberts, Paxton Report
Profiles of Perpretrators of Terrorism in the United States-Data Collection and Descriptive Analysis August 2011 Miller, Erin; Smarick, Kathleen Report
Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism in the United States (PPT‐US): Data Collection and Descriptive Analysis September 2011 Miller, Erin; Smarick, Kathleen
American Terrorism and Extremist Crime Data Sources and Selectivity Bias: An Investigation Focusing on Homicide Events Committed by Far Right Extremists November 2011 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Countering Myths about Terrorism: Some Lessons Learned from the Global Terrorism Database November 2011 LaFree, Gary Book Chapter
Generating Terrorism Event Databases: Results from the Global Terrorism Database, 1970 to 2008 November 2011 LaFree, Gary Book Chapter
Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States,1970 to 2008 January 2012 Bersani, Bianca; LaFree, Gary Report
When Politicians Sell Drugs: Examining Why Middle East Ethnopolitical Organizations Are Involved in the Drug Trade March 2012 Deloughery, Kathleen; Asal, Victor Journal Article
Patterns of Onset and Decline Among Terrorist Organizations March 2012 Miller, Erin Journal Article
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
Cross-Classified Multilevel Models: An Application to the Criminal Case Processing of Indicted Terrorists March 2012 Johnson, Brian Journal Article
Update on Geospatial Patterns of Precurrsor Behavior among Terrorists October 2012 Smith, Brent; Damphousse, Kelly; Roberts, Paxton Report
The Global Terrorism Database, 1970-2010 November 2012 LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Book Chapter
Beyond al-Qa'ida November 2012 Braniff, William Discussion Point
IUSSD: Data on the Terrorist Attacks in the United States Homeland 1970-2011 November 2012 Miller, Erin; LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Report
Integrated United States Security Database (IUSSD): Data on the Terrorist Attacks in the United States Homeland, 1970 to 2011 December 2012 Miller, Erin; LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Report
The Global Terrorism Database, 1970–2010 January 2013 LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Journal Article
U.S. Attitudes toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism February 2013 Adamczyk, Amy; LaFree, Gary Report
Religion, Government Coalitions, and Terrorism February 2013 Birnir, Johanna; Satana, Nil Journal Article
US Attitudes Towards Terrorism and Counterterrorism February 2013 Adamczyk, Amy; LaFree, Gary Report
County Level Correlates of Terrorism in the United States, 1990-2010 February 2013 Bersani, Bianca; LaFree, Gary Report
County-level Correlates of Terrorism in the United States, 1990 to 2010 March 2013 Bersani, Bianca; LaFree, Gary Report
From Extremist to Terrorist: Identifying the Characteristics of Communities Where Perpetrators Live and Pre-Incident Activity Occurs April 2013 Smith, Brent; Damphousse, Kelly; Fitzpatrick, Kevin; Roberts, Paxton Report
Al - Qa'ida - Related Terrorism: Violent Incidents and Foiled Plots April 2013 Gruenewald, Jeffrey; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Research Brief
Research Highlight: Identifying the Characteristics of Communities Where Perpetrators Live and Pre-Incident Activity Occurs May 2013 Smith, Brent; Damphousse, Kelly; Fitzpatrick, Kevin; Roberts, Paxton Research Brief
Unpacking nonviolent campaigns : Introducing the NAVCO 2.0 dataset May 2013 Chenoweth, Erica Journal Article
When terrorists target schools: An exploratory analysis of attacks on educational institutions June 2013 Wilson, Margaret Journal Article
Distinguishing "Loner" Attacks from Other Domestic Extremist Violence July 2013 Gruenewald, Jeffrey; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Lone-Offender Terrorists July 2013 LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Al-Shabaab Attack on Westgate Mall in Kenya September 2013 Miller, Erin Background Report
Discussion Point: Embrace "Big Data," but don't ignore the human element in data coding October 2013 Kennedy, Jonathan; Henne, Peter Discussion Point
Discussion Point: The Benefits and Drawbacks of Methodological Advancements in Data Collection and Coding: Insights from the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) November 2013 Jensen, Michael Discussion Point
Armed Assault at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) November 2013 Miller, Erin Fact Sheet
How the Replication Debate Applies to Terrorism Studies December 2013 James, Patrick; Henne, Peter Op-ed
Terrorist Attacks in the U.S. between 1970 and 2012: Data from the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) January 2014 Miller, Erin Research Brief
Introducing the United States Extremist Crime Database (ECDB) January 2014 Gruenewald, Jeff; Freilich, Joshua; Belli, Roberta; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Journal Article
Homegrown Terrorism in the United States January 2014 Freilich, Joshua; Belli, Roberta; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Country Reports on Terrorism 2013: Annex of Statistical Information May 2014 Miller, Erin; LaFree, Gary Report
Project Fact Sheet: Terrorism and Extremist Violence in the U.S. Database and Portal May 2014 LaFree, Gary; Braniff, William Project Fact Sheet
Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism in the United States: Research Highlight July 2014 Miller, Erin; Smarick, Kathleen Research Brief
MOOC: Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat 2015 October 2014 Project Fact Sheet
Patterns of Lone Actor Terrorism in the United States: Research Brief October 2014 Smith, Brent; Gruenewald, Jeffrey; Roberts, Paxton
Terrorist Attacks in the U.S. between 1970 and 2013: Data from the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) November 2014 Miller, Erin Research Brief
Financial Crime and Material Support Schemes Linked to al-Qa'ida and Affiliated Movements (AQAM) in the United States: 1990 to June 2014 November 2014 Sullivan, Brandon; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Report
Terrorist Attacks on Educational Institutions December 2014 Miller, Erin Background Report
Financial Crime and Material Support Schemes Linked to al-Qa'ida and Affiliated Movements (AQAM) in the United States: 1990 to June 2014 December 2014 Sullivan, Brandon; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Research Brief
Putting Terrorism in Context: Lessons from the Global Terrorism Database (Contemporary Terrorism Studies) January 2015 Miller, Erin; LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Book
Aligning Research and CVE February 2015 Weine, Stevan Discussion Point
Utilizing Web-based GIS Platform to Visualize and Explore the Spatiotemporal Trajectory Behavior Pattern April 2015 Conference Paper
Effect of Intelligence Collection Training on Suspicious Activity Recognition by Front Line Police Officers May 2015 Regens, James Journal Article
Financial Crimes Perpetrated by Far-Right Extremists in the United States: 1990-2013 June 2015 Sullivan, Brandon; Gruenewald, Jeff; Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William Research Brief
Criminology, Terrorism, and Seredipity June 2015 LaFree, Gary Book Chapter
Federal Funding for Health Security in FY2016 June 2015 Sell, Tara Journal Article
Use of Firearms in Terrorist Attacks in the United States 1970-2014 July 2015 Miller, Erin Background Report
Overview: Terrorism in 2014 August 2015 Miller, Erin Background Report
How Has Criminology Contributed to the Study of Terrorism since 9/11? September 2015 LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Journal Article
American Deaths in Terrorist Attacks October 2015 Miller, Erin; Jensen, Michael Fact Sheet
Be Careful What You Ask For: 10 Years at START November 2015 LaFree, Gary Discussion Point
Mass-Fatality, Coordinated Attacks Worldwide, and Terrorism in France November 2015 Miller, Erin Background Report
Terrorism in Mali November 2015 Miller, Erin Fact Sheet
Introducing Government Actions in Terror Environments (GATE) Dataset December 2015 Chenoweth, Erica; Dugan, Laura Conference Paper
Terrorism January 2016 Dugan, Laura Book Chapter
Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States: Preliminary Findings (Oct. 2015) February 2016
Is This Terrorism? / Why Does It Matter? February 2016 Miller, Erin Discussion Point
Transnational Illicit Trafficking (TransIT) Geospatial Tool March 2016 Boyd, Marcus; Sin, Steve Project Fact Sheet
Radiological/Nuclear Detection Capability Development Framework Mapping Tool March 2016 Boyd, Marcus; Sin, Steve Project Fact Sheet
Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) Process: Assessing RN Threat Inclusion March 2016 Spalding, Sarah; Sin, Steve; Sell, Tara Research Brief
ISIL in Libya: A Bayesian Approach to Mapping At-Risk Regions March 2016 House, Joshua Discussion Point
Introductions to Adversary Behavior: Validating the Models April 2016 Zhuang, Jun; Bier, Vicki Journal Article
Measurement Issues in the Study of Terrorism: Introducing the Special Issue April 2016 LaFree, Gary; Freilich, Joshua Journal Article
Reporting Practices of Journal Articles that Include Interviews with Extremists April 2016 Ligon, Gina Scott; Simi, Peter Journal Article
Terrorism in the News: The Efficiency and Impact of Sampling Methods on Data Collection and Content Analysis April 2016 Parkin, William Journal Article
Commitment to Extremist Ideology: Using Factor Analysis to Move Beyond Binary Measures of Extremism April 2016 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Speaking Truth to Sources: Introducing a Method for the Quantitative Evaluation of Open Sources in Event Data April 2016 Ackerman, Gary; Pinson, Lauren Journal Article
From Factors to Actors: Enhancing the Reliability of CBRN Analysis April 2016 Ackerman, Gary; Pinson, Lauren; Breiger, Ronald Journal Article
Overview: Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States-Foreign Fighters (PIRUS-FF) April 2016 Tinsley, Herbert; Jensen, Michael; James, Patrick Research Brief
Al-Qaeda's Propaganda Decoded: A Psycholinguistic System for Detecting Variations in Terrorism Ideology May 2016 Kruglanski, Arie; Gelfand, Michele Journal Article
The Canadian Way of Counterterrorism: Introducing the GATE-Canada Data Set May 2016 Chenoweth, Erica; Dugan, Laura Journal Article
Geospatial Analysis of Critical Power Infrastructure Vulnerability in Baghdad, Iraq May 2016 Kammerer, William Discussion Point
Evaluation of a Multi-Faceted, U.S. Community-Based, Muslim-Led CVE Program June 2016 Horgan, John Report
Opportunity, Group Structure, Temporal Patterns, and Successful Outcomes of Far-Right Terrorism Incidents in the United States June 2016 Smith, Brent; Gruenewald, Jeff Journal Article
The Peace and Conflict Instability Ledger: Ranking States on Future Risks June 2016 Huth, Paul Book Chapter
Global Terrorism and the Deadliest Groups since 2001 June 2016 LaFree, Gary; Dugan, Laura Book Chapter
Research on Radicalisation: Topics and Themes July 2016 Schmid, Alex Journal Article
Patterns of Islamic State-Related Terrorism, 2002--2015 August 2016 Miller, Erin Background Report
Dynamic Forecasting Conditional Probability of Bombing Attacks Based on Time-Series and Intervention Analysis August 2016 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
American Deaths in Terrorist Attacks, 1995-2015 September 2016 Miller, Erin; Jensen, Michael Fact Sheet
Empirical Assessment of Domestic Radicalization (EADR) December 2016 LaFree, Gary; Tinsley, Herbert; Stevenson, John; Jensen, Michael; James, Patrick Report
Final Report: Empirical Assessment of Domestic Radicalization (EADR) December 2016 LaFree, Gary; Jensen, Michael Report
Introducing Terrorist Archetypes: Using Terrorist Objectives and Behavior to Predict New, Complex, and Changing Threats December 2016 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
Ethical Conduct of Research in the Aftermath of Mass Shootings January 2017 Pfefferbaum, Betty Book Chapter
Bringing Criminology into the Study of Terrorism January 2017 LaFree, Gary; Freilich, Joshua Book Chapter
Countering Terrorism: No Simple Solutions January 2017 LaFree, Gary; Crenshaw, Martha Book
Studying Terrorism Empirically: What We Know About What We Don’t Know March 2017 Safer-Lichtenstein, Aaron ; LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Deterrence and Risk Preferences in Sequential Attacker–Defender Games with Continuous Efforts March 2017 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
Driving-Forces Model on Individual Behavior in Scenarios Considering Moving Threat Agents April 2017 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
Debates among Salafi Muslims about use of violence May 2017 Beutel, Alejandro; Braniff, William Report
A Three-Stage Evacuation Decision-Making and Behavior Model for the Onset of an Attack June 2017 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
Mass Casualty Explosives Attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan June 2017 Miller, Erin; Distler, Michael Background Report
Using open source data to track worldwide terrorism patterns July 2017 LaFree, Gary Book Chapter
The Role of Risk Preferences in a Multi-Target Defender-Attacker Resource Allocation Game August 2017 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
Overview: Terrorism in 2016 August 2017 Miller, Erin Report
Introducing the AMAR (All Minorities at Risk) Data August 2017 Birnir, Johanna; Wilkenfeld, Jonathan; Gurr, Ted Robert Journal Article
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Terrorist attack deaths increase in Iraq, the West, despite decrease worldwide
START launches new training course on understanding and preventing radicalization to violence and violent extremism
Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS) data now available
Terrorism in Belgium and Western Europe; Attacks against Transportation Targets; Coordinated Terrorist Attacks
Is This Terrorism? / Why Does It Matter?
Terrorist attacks involving firearms more likely to be lethal than other types of attacks
2014 GTD data available now
DHS grant enables further work using physics to understand terrorist threats
Majority of 2013 terrorist attacks occurred in just a few countries
New brief analyzes terrorist groups in the United States
START launches infographic series with War on the Rocks
START provides 2013 statistical annex for Country Reports on Terrorism
Discussion Point: Kansas City shootings constitute terrorism
A closer look at the 2,600 terrorist attacks in US, 1970-2012
Research, data and expertise access made easy on new START website
Despite fewer attacks in Western world, global terrorism increasing
START Newsletter: Global terrorism increasing; GTD 2012 dataset released; New cyber research
Discussion Point: The Benefits and Drawbacks of Methodological Advancements in Data Collection and Coding: Insights from the Global Terrorism Database (GTD)
Researcher Spotlight: Dr. Jun Zhuang
START student aspires to serve her country
FTO Designation: Boko Haram and Ansaru
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Junior Researcher, Global Terrorism Database
Discussion Point: Embrace "Big Data," but don't ignore the human element in data coding
START seeking 2014 Outstanding Article Award nominations
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Data Collection Manager
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Junior Radicalization Researcher
START Symposium showcases impactful research, datasets
Researcher Spotlight: Jeff Gruenewald
Discussion Point: It's not Big Data, but Little Data, that Prevents Terrorist Attacks
New study examines terrorism in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand
Gary LaFree in 'The Five Myths of Global Terrorism' video for the World Economic Forum
Researcher Spotlight: Daniella Fridl
START provides statistical annex for Country Reports on Terrorism
Assessing the likelihood of Hate Crime in wake of Boston Attacks
Research Highlight: Al-Qa'ida-Related Terrorism - Violent Incidents and Foiled Plots
Secretary Janet Napolitano visits START
New report examines relationship between county characteristics and incidents of terrorism
GTD project shapes career goal for START intern
START website proves critical resource for scholars, government
START researchers present work on transnational criminal organizations, terrorism and radiological/nuclear (RN) smuggling
DHS renews support for the Integrated U.S. Security Database (IUSSD)
Intern Spotlight: Rick Magill
Database Spotlight: Update on Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism in the US
Trends in terrorism in the U.S.: New report analyzes terrorist attack data 1970-2011
Discussion Point: The Dog that Doesn't Bark
Border Crossings and Terrorist Attacks in the US
Discussion Point: Black Swans and Burstiness -- Countering Myths about Terrorism
Database Spotlight: Police Response to Terrorism - Lessons from the Israeli Police
First-of-its-kind index ranks countries for impact of terrorism
Terrorists act locally
Research Roundtable details the patterns of terrorism worldwide
START honors International GIS Day teaching about Mali conflict
State Department contracts START to provide terrorism data and analysis
START receives DHS Spirit of Excellence Award
Database Spotlight: Government Actions in a Terror Environment-Israel
Discussion Point: Terrorism Studies is not a Sub-Discipline
New database provides insights into terrorism countermeasures
START director addresses common myths of terrorism
Researcher Spotlight: Nil Satana
New data reveals al-Qaida-linked groups among most active terrorist groups in the world
New journal is a resource for Global Terrorism Research
John Cohen's keynote address at START Annual Meeting
START Annual Meeting focuses on maximizing relevance of research
START director to lecture on contrasting nature of terrorism
Database Spotlight: Minorities at Risk Organizational Behavior (MAROB)
Now Recruiting Spring 2013 Background Report Internships
Database Spotlight: Radiological and Nuclear Non-State Adversaries (RANNSAD)
Far-right Violence in the United States: 1990-2010
LaFree speaks at National Institute of Justice conference
Olympics and Terrorism
Response to mischaracterization of the Hot Spots Report
START research examines history of terrorism and the Olympic Games
START interns prepare for capstone presentations
START Intern Profiles: July
START interns gain unique experience with State Department
Database spotlight: Big Allied and Dangerous (BAAD)
START advises Indian Home Secretary R.K. Singh
START workshop gives better understanding of CBRN technologies
START welcomes visiting scholar
Database spotlight: Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism in the United States (PPT-US)
START to begin monthly series highlighting Dataverse data collections
Al-Qaida's fatal terrorism under Osama bin Laden
START's website proves valuable, well-used resource
LaFree recognized as field leader by American Society of Criminology
START, Centers of Excellence leaders visit Capitol Hill
Earn a graduate certificate through START
Researcher spotlight: Brandon Behlendorf
START research informs Senate report on Chesser
Top-ranked criminology journal features START research
START interns get vital career preparation
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Senior Research Associate
Urban U.S. counties hot spots of terror, but rural areas are not exempt
New research examines financial crime and political extremism
Seeing Sydney: Katharine Sobotka and her study abroad experience
DHS renews support for START terrorism research for next five years
Violent extremism in the U.S.
START researchers brief Swedish delegation
Fahey discusses political instability, state capacity and terrorism
START Director Gary LaFree Comments on Terrorism Research Before and After 9/11
Fall Internship Opportunities: Counter Measures against Extremism and Terrorism (CoMET) Database
START Releases New Data Collections
New START Project to Focus on Extremist Violence in U.S. Counties
Spring 2011 START Bulletin Now Available
Position Opening: Special Projects Program Manager
2011-2012 Background Report Undergraduate Terrorism Analysis Training (UTAT) Program Application Deadline Extended
Summer and Fall Internship Opportunities with START and the GTD
Summer 2011 Research Opportunities: CoMET
**START Releases 2010 Update to the Global Terrorism Database**
START Director Gary LaFree in Perspectives on Terrorism -- Free Online Access
Internships at START Available for Spring 2010
GTD Data Now Downloadable
Now Hiring: Global Terrorism Database Research Assistant
New, Updated Data on Global Terrorist Activity Now Available
***Terrorist Attacks on Religious Figures, Religious Institutions, and Military Targets***
Background Information on Terrorism in India
START Bulletin Summer 2008 Inaugural Issue
Terrorist Organization Profile Information now Available through START
START Center Earns Background Report-Year Renewal from DHS
Global Terrorism Database Data Files Now Available through Terrorism and Preparedness Data Resource Center
New Report Highlights the Challenges of Tracking Terrorism Events: GTD Indicates Global Terrorism Fatalities Up, Not Down
START Featured in DHS S&T Snapshots
Justice Research and Statistics Association Features a Profile of START
START Director LaFree and GTD Featured in Government Executive
START Partners with ICPSR to Launch Terrorism & Preparedness Data Resource Center
Government Executive Magazine Spotlights the Work of START
"Peace and Conflict" Features Research from START Investigators
START Director LaFree Discusses Terrorist Behavior on Kojo Nnamdi Show
Global Terrorism Database now Available Online
START Researchers Honored with Best Paper Award by IEEE
DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Dr. Charles E. McQueary,
START Announces Fellowships for 2005-06
START Hosts DHS Faculty/Student Research Teams
Image Title Job Title Institution
Aaron Safer-Lichtenstein

Graduate Assistant, START

University of Maryland
Amy Pate Amy Pate

Research Director, START

University of Maryland
Photo of Barnett Koven Barnett S. Koven

Senior Researcher, START

Affiliated Scholar, The Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy at Florida International University

University of Maryland
Benjamin Evans

Faculty Research Assistant, Global Terrorism Database, START

University of Maryland
Bo Jiang, START Bo Jiang

Graduate Research Assistant, START

University of Maryland
Brandon Behlendorf Brandon Behlendorf

Assistant Director for Research Development/Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Brandon Sullivan Brandon Sullivan

Assistant Professor

Michigan State University
Brian Phillips Brian Phillips

Assistant Professor

Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), Mexico City
Brian Wingenroth

Research Software Architect, START

University of Maryland
Cory Davenport Cory Davenport

Senior Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Daniella Fridl Daniella Fridl

Former Assistant Research Director, START

University of Maryland
David Hofmann David Hofmann

Assistant Professor of Sociology/Criminology

Senior Research Affiliate – The Canadian Network of Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society (TSAS)

SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Erica Chenoweth Erica Chenoweth

Associate Professor of International Studies

University of Denver
Erik Dahl Erik Dahl

Associate Professor of National Security Affairs

Naval Postgraduate School
Erin Miller Erin Miller

GTD Program Manager, START

University of Maryland
Gary LaFree

Director, START; Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

University of Maryland
Hamid Mohtadi

Professor of Economics

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Ingrid Schulz

Faculty Research Assistant

University of Maryland
Jacob Loewner

Faculty Research Assistant, START

University of Maryland
Jeffrey Gruenewald Jeff Gruenewald

Assistant Professor

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Jeremy Backstrom

Faculty Research Assistant, Global Terrorism Database

University of Maryland
John Sawyer John Sawyer

Commercialization Director, START

University of Maryland
Joseph Oudin

Senior Faculty Specialist, Global Terrorism Database, START

University of Maryland
Joseph Young Joseph Young

Associate Professor of Public Affairs

American University
Joshua Freilich Joshua Freilich

Professor of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Joyce Rasing

Graduate Education Coordinator, START

University of Maryland
Kathleen Deloughery

Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Policy

University at Albany, State University of New York
Kieran Quinlan

Faculty Research Assistant, START

University of Maryland
Laura Dugan Laura Dugan

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

University of Maryland
Marcus A. Boyd

Senior Researcher, GIS, START

University of Maryland
Michael Distler

Graduate Assistant, START

University of Maryland
Michael Jensen Michael Jensen

GTD Data Collection Manager, START

University of Maryland
Nil Satana

Visiting Faculty Member

University of Maryland
START Researcher Patrick James Patrick James

Project Manager/Researcher, START

University of Maryland
Prabhakar Misra Prabhakar Misra

Professor of Physics

Howard University
R. Karl Rethemeyer R. Karl Rethemeyer

Associate Professor of Public Administration & Policy

University at Albany, State University of New York
Roberta Belli

  Security Information Analyst, United Nations Department of Safety and Security

United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS)
Ronald Breiger Ronald Breiger

Professor of Sociology

University of Arizona
Sarah Spalding Sarah Spalding

Researcher/Analyst, START

University of Maryland
Thomas R. Guarrieri

Senior Researcher, Unconventional Weapons & Technology (UWT) Division, START

University of Maryland
Victor Asal

Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of Public Administration

University at Albany, State University of New York
Will Kammerer William Kammerer

Researcher, START

University of Maryland
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