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NCJ Number: 250811 Find in a Library
Title: Opportunity, Group Structure, Temporal Patterns, and Successful Outcomes of Far-Right Terrorism Incidents in the United States
Journal: Crime & Delinquency  Dated:June 2016
Author(s): B. R. Klein; J. Gruenewald; B. L. Smith
Date Published: June 2016
Page Count: 26
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2013-ZA-BX-0001
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the impact of opportunity, group structure, and temporally patterned precursor activities on far-right terrorism outcomes in the United States, using data from the American Terrorism Study (ATS).
Abstract: Terrorism prevention has become the top priority among law enforcement and homeland security officials. To date, however, little empirical research has been conducted that directly compares the characteristics of successful terrorist attacks to failed and foiled terrorism incidents. The current study addressed this limitation in prior research. The study’s findings partially support expectations that attractive and vulnerable targets, loners, conventional weaponry, and relatively fewer precursor activities are significantly associated with successful incidents. (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Domestic terrorism
Index Term(s): Counter-terrorism intelligence; Counter-terrorism training; Crimes of opportunity; National Institute of Justice (NIJ); NIJ grant-related documents; Opportunity theory; Risk and Protective Factors; Terrorist profiles; Victimization risk
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