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Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS)


Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS)

Abstract: 

Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS) is a database of 2,200 Islamist, far-left, far-right, and single-issue extremists who have radicalized to violent and non-violent extremism in the United States from 1948 through 2018. The database is freely available for download on START’s webpage at http://www.start.umd.edu/profiles-individual-radicalizationunited-states-pirus-keshif. The analysis for this research brief draws on the full dataset and illustrates the important differences that exist across ideological groups, as well as those which distinguish violent from non-violent extremists.

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Jensen, Michael, and Elizabeth Yates, Sheehan Kane. 2020. "Profiles of Individual Radicalization in the United States (PIRUS)." College Park, MD: START (May).  https://www.start.umd.edu/pubs/START_PIRUS_ResearchBrief_May2020.pdf

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