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tPP in the (Miami) news!

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Nov 15, 2018 As hate crimes rise across the U.S., a Miami team researches political motivations and prosecution by Shavon Anderson, university news and communications Two weeks after a mass shooting in Pittsburgh, what’s being called the largest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history, the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirms bias-motivated attacks are on the rise. […]

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On the Analyses of the Prosecution Project (tPP) Dataset

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This continues our series of student reflections and analysis authored by our research team. Welcoming a hiatus of coding new cases for the project, the tPP team has embarked on personal analyses of a tentatively ‘finalized’/partial dataset. Over the past few weeks, team members began individual quantitative and qualitative studies, with the intention of answering distinct […]

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Military Trends in Political Violence

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  This continues our series of student reflections and analysis authored by our research team. “We are under attack,” yelled Sgt. Hasan Akbar, a U.S. Army man who was deployed to Camp Pennsylvania in Kuwait back in 2003 (“Background: Sgt. Hasan Akbar” n.d.). After yelling these words, Akbar threw stolen grenades into the campsite before taking […]

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Exploring pleas

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This continues our series of student reflections and analysis authored by our research team. At the start of my work in the Prosecution Project (tPP), I had little knowledge about most things involving court cases and sentencing. Many questions have occurred to me throughout my research, but a recurring one involves pleas. What is a plea, […]

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How the court responds to your plea

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This continues our series of student reflections and analysis authored by our research team. It is a long process. Researching, analyzing, recording, and transferring the information gathered into the spreadsheet for each case takes time, and is especially draining when you lack a thorough understanding of how court cases function or law-related terminology. Given this is […]

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On lone wolves and leaderless resistance

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This continues our series of student reflections and analysis authored by our research team. In the last couple of weeks, I have focused more heavily on coding and verifying cases taking place between 2012 and today. A growing trend I have noticed is the rise in number of leaderless attacks. According to “Lone Wolf Report,” a […]

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Upcoming tPP Publication

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This continues our series of student reflections and analysis authored by our research team. In the 2019 “Emergent Voices” edition of the journal Critical Studies on Terrorism, myself and Athena Chapekis (two student researchers for tPP) will have our work featured using the Prosecution Project (tPP) database. Our article, entitled “The prosecution of others: Presidential rhetoric and […]

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The fine line between informants and instigators: a look into entrapment in terrorism cases

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This continues our series of student reflections and analysis authored by our research team. Getting involved in the Prosecution Project has been an incredible learning experience in research, data analysis, critical problem solving and decision making skills. During my research, I’ve become more and more fascinated in the cases where accused terrorists believed themselves to be […]

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Are hate crimes terrorism?

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This continues our series of student reflections and analysis authored by our research team. The Terrorism Prosecution Project has been, from the beginning, dedicated to including all crimes with a political agenda, even if the government does not label them as terroristic. We feel that this is necessary to get a full picture of politically motivated […]