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tPP Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary

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A message from our Executive Director, Michael Loadenthal: “This week marks five years since we began the Prosecution Project in a squatted classroom in Ohio. This has meant five years of volunteers working on a daily basis to produce knowledge for the general public. Five years of late nights and early mornings to check court […]

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Expanding the tPP Team

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After putting out a call in early November for new applicants to join the tPP team, we are excited to welcome our new cohort of team members for the upcoming term! In all, we will be adding upwards of 15 new team members to begin work as pre-coders in 2022.  At this time, we have […]

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Tactic and Target Selection in White Supremacist versus Eco-Terrorist Organizations

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Tactic and Target Selection in White Supremacist versus Eco-Terrorist Organizations Izzy Bielamowicz Without proper distinction between separate ideological affiliations, terrorism becomes an oversimplified subset of political violence. This lack of differentiation within the subject of terrorism runs the risk of creating a false synonymy between different groups. While some organizations may have distinct similarities, there […]

Prosecuting Political Violence: Collaborative Research and Method

Conclusion: Collective reflections on tPP and undergraduate scholarship

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This post concludes our series sharing pre-publication versions of chapter introductions in our upcoming book titled “Prosecuting Political Violence: Collaborative Research and Method” Chapter 9 Conclusion: Collective reflections on tPP and undergraduate scholarship by Anwyn Bishop, Kathryn Blowers, Megan Burtis, Morgan Demboski, Lauren Donahoe, Sara Godfrey, Brendan McNamara, Stephanie Sorich, and Madison Weaver Our team […]

Prosecuting Political Violence: Collaborative Research and Method

“What’s in a name?”: The construction of eco-terrorism and legal repercussions of the AEPA/AETA

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This post continues our series sharing pre-publication versions of chapter introductions in our upcoming book titled “Prosecuting Political Violence: Collaborative Research and Method” Chapter 8 “What’s in a name?”: The construction of eco-terrorism and legal repercussions of the AEPA/AETA by Athena Chapekis and Sarah Moore The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) defines domestic terrorism as“the […]

Prosecuting Political Violence: Collaborative Research and Method

Gender, jail, and injustice: Gender interaction effects on judicial sentencing rhetoric

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This post continues our series sharing pre-publication versions of chapter introductions in our upcoming book titled “Prosecuting Political Violence: Collaborative Research and Method” Chapter 7 Gender, jail, and injustice: Gender interaction effects on judicial sentencing rhetoric by Madison Weaver and Alexandria Doty One of the main goals of tPP is to examine how political violence […]

Prosecuting Political Violence: Collaborative Research and Method

The impact of foreign affiliation and citizenship on the prosecution of political violence in the United States

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This post continues our series sharing pre-publication versions of chapter introductions in our upcoming book titled “Prosecuting Political Violence: Collaborative Research and Method” Chapter 6 The impact of foreign affiliation and citizenship on the prosecution of political violence in the United States by Isabel Bielamowicz Through utilizing a grounded theory approach to the Prosecution Project […]

Prosecuting Political Violence: Collaborative Research and Method

What tactic to choose?: Examining the relationship between ideological affiliation and tactic choice

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This post continues our series sharing pre-publication versions of chapter introductions in our upcoming book titled “Prosecuting Political Violence: Collaborative Research and Method” Chapter 5 What tactic to choose?: Examining the relationship between ideological affiliation and tactic choice by Elizabeth Springer When committing an act of political violence, a person’s motivations and the message they […]

Prosecuting Political Violence: Collaborative Research and Method

Friend or foe?: An analysis of factors influencing sentence length in the prosecution of terrorism

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This post continues our series sharing pre-publication versions of chapter introductions in our upcoming book titled “Prosecuting Political Violence: Collaborative Research and Method” Chapter 4 Friend or foe?: An analysis of factors influencing sentence length in the prosecution of terrorism by Megan Burtis and Liz Butler The Federal Sentencing Guidelines provide a template for the […]