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Homeland Security Education and Training

Homeland Security Education and Training

Project Title Investigators Project Period
Risk and Rehabilitation: Supporting the Work of Probation Officers in the Community Reentry of Extremist Offenders Gary LaFree, Michael Jensen, Elizabeth Yates January, 2020 to December, 2022
Insider Threat Program Katy Lindquist, Devin Ellis, Steve Sin, Michael Jensen September, 2020 to September, 2021
Comparing Failed, Foiled, Completed and Successful Terrorist Attacks Erik Dahl, Margaret Wilson, Martha Crenshaw July, 2012 to December, 2017
Terrorist Attacks on the Homeland Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan, Erin Miller July, 2012 to December, 2017
Empirical Assessment of Domestic Radicalization (EADR) Michael Jensen, Gary LaFree January, 2013 to December, 2016
Mental Models of Intelligence Collectors and Analysts for Characterizing Adversarial Threats July, 2012 to December, 2014
Massive Online Open Course: Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat Gary LaFree, William Braniff, Katherine Worboys Izsak January, 2014 to March, 2014
Factors Impacting the U.S. Intelligence Process David L. Carter, Jeremy G. Carter, Steven Chermak July, 2012 to December, 2013
Training in Risk and Crisis Communication (TRACC) Brooke Liu, Elizabet Petrun Sayers, Katherine Worboys Izsak August, 2011 to October, 2013
Preparedness for Catastrophic Events Dennis Mileti, Hamilton Bean, Kathleen Smarick, Monica Schoch-Spana, Paul Harwood November, 2008 to November, 2010
Police Responses to Terrorism: Lessons from the Israeli Experience David Weisburd June, 2009 to May, 2010
Communicating Risk of Mass Casualty Terrorism in Diverse Communities Elaine Vaughan May, 2005 to May, 2009
Project Title Publication Date START Authors Publication Type
A Homeland Security Net Assessment Needed Now! October 2015 Dahl, Erik Journal Article
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
Community-Focused Best Practices to Prevent Violent Extremism September 2015 Weine, Stevan; Braniff, William Research Brief
COVID-19: Implications for First Responders October 2020 Koven, Barnett S.; Braniff, William Presentation
Creating Positive Policing Narratives for Countering Violent Extremism October 2019 Weine, Stevan Book
Cross-Agency Evaluation of DoD, VA, and HHS Mental Health Public Awareness Campaigns February 2020 Petrun Sayers, Elizabeth Report
Effective Interagency Coordination: Barriers and Opportunities June 2021 Koven, Barnett S.; Lindquist, Katy Journal Article
Expanding Criminology's Domain: The American Society of Criminology 2006 Presidential Address February 2007 LaFree, Gary Journal Article
Government Agency-Focused Best Practices to Prevent Violent Extremism September 2015 Weine, Stevan; Braniff, William Research Brief
Law Enforcement Training and the Domestic Far Right December 2009 Freilich, Joshua; Chermak, Steven Journal Article
Law Enforcement-Focused Best Practices to Prevent Violent Extremism September 2015 Weine, Stevan; Braniff, William Research Brief
Massive Online Open Course: Understanding Terrorism and the Terrorist Threat January 2014 LaFree, Gary; Braniff, William Project Fact Sheet
Paradoxes of Professionalism: Rethinking Civil-Military Relations in the United States April 2020 Brooks, Risa Journal Article
Partner Selection in Disaster Relief: Partnership Formation in the Presence of Incompatible Agencies September 2017 Zhuang, Jun Journal Article
Program Fact Sheet: START's CVE Education and Training Initiatives February 2015 Braniff, William Project Fact Sheet
QAnon Crimes in the United States: A Comprehensive Dataset Codebook September 2021 Jensen, Michael START Reports
Report: U.S. Attitudes toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism Before and After the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings October 2013 Adamczyk, Amy; LaFree, Gary; Tourangeau, Roger; Presser, Stanley START Reports
Research Highlight: U.S. Attitudes toward Terrorism and Counterterrorism Before and After the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings October 2013 Adamczyk, Amy; LaFree, Gary; Tourangeau, Roger; Presser, Stanley Research Brief
Rethinking Security Education December 2016 Izsak, Katherine Worboys Book Chapter
Situational Crime Prevention and Terrorism: An Assessment of 10 Years of Research October 2018 Gruenewald, Jeff; Freilich, Joshua Journal Article
Social Psychological Approaches to Understanding and Preventing Terrorism: Toward an Interdisciplinary Perspective January 2006 Lemieux, Anthony Journal Article
START Training Program Overview September 2015 Project Fact Sheet
Surveying CVE Metrics in Prevention, Disengagement and De-Radicalization Programs March 2016 Szmania, Susan START Reports
Suspicious Preoperational Activities and Law Enforcement Interdiction of Terrorist Plots November 2018 Smith, Brent; Gruenewald, Jeff Journal Article
That's a Myth! Teaching about Disaster Myths through Experiential Learning November 2018 Sutton, Jeannette Journal Article
The Maryland Academy for Innovation in National Security September 2016 START White Papers
The Politics of Terror May 2018 Chenoweth, Erica Book
The Role of Community Policing in Countering Violent Extremism February 2015 Weine, Stevan Research Brief
The Role of Homeland Security Information Bulletins within Emergency Management Organizations February 2008 Bean, Hamilton; Keranen, Lisa Research Brief
Threat, Emboldenment, or Both? The Effects of Political Power on Violent Hate Crimes September 2020 Chenoweth, Erica; Dugan, Laura Journal Article
Toward a Model of Terrorist Behavior in Hostage-Taking Incidents August 2000 Wilson, Margaret Journal Article
Training in Risk and Crisis Communication Modules: Project Fact Sheet December 2013 Liu, Brooke; Petrun, Elizabeth Project Fact Sheet
Understanding Communities’ Attitudes towards CVE February 2015 Weine, Stevan Research Brief
Understanding Law Enforcement Intelligence Processes July 2014 Carter, David L.; Carter, Jeremy G.; Chermak, Steven START Reports
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, Jeff; Freilich, Joshua; Roberts, Paxton; Chermak, Steven; Parkin, William START Reports
Why Inter-Agency Operations Break Down: U.S. Counterterrorism in Comparative Perspective July 2016 Foley, Frank Journal Article
START produces new data tool exploring crimes committed by U.S. QAnon offenders
START Director speaks with National Nuclear Security Administration fellowship students
UWT Director attends U.S. Army ROTC Centers of Influence Leadership Symposium
START launches new master’s degree program in security and terrorism studies
START Director provides testimony to Maryland General Assembly on domestic extremism
ICONS simulations help professors move instruction online quickly
START researcher travels to Ghana to help develop CT and CVE training
START to conduct training for fire intel officers in National Capital Region
START research director ranked among top-rated faculty
START welcomes 109 students to spring internship cohort
START graduate student earns IALEIA honors
START launches new training course on understanding and preventing radicalization to violence and violent extremism
START approved to launch new MOOC focused on CVE
START teams up with UMD’s ICONS Project
Recommendations to counter violent extremism
START collaborators contribute to important CVE work
START recognized for expanding access for underrepresented students
START Hosts conference on mental health, education and countering violent extremism
START Director's China visit opens door for future scholarly collaboration
START students embark on international opportunity
START’s GTD to be featured at First Responder Technology Demonstration
START study examines U.S. attitudes, beliefs before and after the Boston Marathon bombings
START seeking 2014 Outstanding Article Award nominations
START Symposium showcases impactful research, datasets
START to offer Massive Open Online Course
Risk Communication Research Roundtable: Methodology and Impact
Braniff offers Congressional testimony
Discussion Point: 'Keep Wicked Calm and Carry the Hell On': Boston, Terrorism and the Rhetorical Power of Resilience
Americans more likely to think about terrorism than violent crime
START report identifies new ways to train risk communication skills
START's training events help others understand terrorism
How START's Graduate Certificate Program won over two previous skeptics of online learning
START research informs Senate report on Chesser
START accepting applications for new scholarship program
START Announces Fellowships for 2005-06
Image Title Job Title Institution
Barnett Koven Barnett S. Koven

Data Science Manager, Deloitte Government & Public Services


Devin Ellis

Policy & Research Program Director, ICONS Project

University of Maryland
Katherine Izsak Katherine Worboys Izsak

Academic Director, UMD College of Information (iSchool)

University of Maryland
Marcus A. Boyd

Geospatial Research Unit (GRU) Director, START

Director of Graduate Studies, START

University of Maryland
Nathan Meehan

Director of Research and Development, Second Sight Training Systems, LLC

Second Sight Training Systems, LLC
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
Stevan Weine Stevan Weine

Professor of Psychiatry

University of Illinois at Chicago
Steve Sin

Director, Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT)

Subject Matter Expert Instructor, National Center for Security & Preparedness

University of Maryland
Victor Asal

Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of Public Administration

University at Albany, State University of New York
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