On September 17, 2020, Christopher A. Wray, the Federal Bureau of Investigations’ director, testified in Congress that violent extremist groups and racially motivated violent extremism, mostly from white supremacists, are the number one threat to this nation. Additionally, the director made it clear with his statement that white supremacists and anti-government groups have carried out the most lethal attacks on American soil in recent years. In the light of these uncertainties with white supremacist violence and domestic terrorism, the first objective of this systematic review is to understand further the proliferation of white supremacist groups' structures, tactics, and bigoted ideologies and investigate the causes of domestic terrorism and its connection to white supremacist groups. This review’s second objective is to examine the relationships between domestic terrorism threats with a specific focus on white supremacist groups in the State of Colorado. This examination’s third objective is to incorporate the research of domestic terrorism and white supremacist groups using peer-reviewed articles, published books, and providing a brief background into the threats, white supremacist groups embody, its causes, and motivations. Lastly, examining of the information and the data in this review will help identify the best explanation of domestic terrorism to facilitate research progression.
|Commitee:||Weir, Henriikka , Recca, Steve|
|School:||University of Colorado Colorado Springs|
|Department:||School of Public Affairs-Criminal Justice|
|School Location:||United States -- Colorado|
|Source:||MAI 82/6(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Emerging threat, Domestic terrorism, White supremacist groups|
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