News & Updates

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 […]

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Locating Extremists Where They Strike: The Influence of Ideology and Geography on Terrorist Target Selection

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Locating Extremists Where They Strike: The Influence of Ideology and Geography on Terrorist Target Selection Isabel Bielamowicz and Kayla Groneck This is a brief summary of a 14-week research project we designed and carried out, the purpose of which was to identify the relationships between geographic location, ideological affiliation, and physical target for cases of […]

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How Childhood Experiences Shape Belief Systems: Psychology behind the Ritchie case

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How Childhood Experiences Shape Belief Systems: Psychology behind the Ritchie case Megan Roques (@meganroques) When coding cases, we examine multiple cases with various motivations in order to determine if they fit the inclusion criteria. Lately, most of the cases that I have found have been the result of scraping documents and databases. Therefore, coding these […]

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The Process and Difficulties of Coding the Twenty-Year Old 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings Case

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The Process and Difficulties of Coding the Twenty-Year Old 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings 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. The explosions killed 224 people and injured […]