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‘USEB98’: The Process of Completing a Twenty-Year-Old Case

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This continues our series of student reflections and analysis authored by our research team. ‘USEB98’: The Process of Completing a Twenty-Year-Old Case Sara Godfrey On August 7th, 1998, trucks armed with explosives simultaneously detonated outside U.S. embassies in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya, bringing public attention for many to al-Qaeda for the first time. […]

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Media Framing in Terrorism Cases

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This continues our series of student reflections and analysis authored by our research team. Media Framing in Terrorism Cases Selena Mungur While researching Ismail Hamad’s case, I noticed a very distinct difference in how media sources depicted the 18-year-old immediately after this crime in January, 2019, versus how even the same media source portrayed him earlier […]

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Coding: The efficiency of Group Cases

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This continues our series of student reflections and analysis authored by our research team. Coding: The efficiency of Group Cases Courtney Faber The Project’s dataset gives a distinction between cases where there are multiple offenders and those cases where the crime is perpetrated by a single person. The variable co-offenders in our dataset is denoted with […]

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The Intricacy of Ideology

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This continues our series of student reflections and analysis authored by our research team. The Intricacy of Ideology Emma Lovejoy Through the focus which The Prosecution Project (tPP) gives to the particular ideologies of subjects, our team members have the opportunity to observe a wide array of philosophies.  In many cases, personal definitions and identities by […]

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“Othered”

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This continues our series of student reflections and analysis authored by our research team. “Othered” Katherine Coate Fall 2019 was my first semester coding for the Prosecution Project. Throughout that time, something I have been interested in  is coding the ‘Other’ status variable. I had heard the term othering before and knew it had a negative […]

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Coding Hate Crimes

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This continues our series of student reflections and analysis authored by our research team. Coding Hate Crimes Katherine Coate In October of 2019 the variable “Hate Crimes” was added to the process of coding cases and the codebook. The values for this variable are simply “yes” or “no”, but understanding exactly what a hate crime is […]