Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Tipping Point to Terrorism: Involvement in Right-Wing Terrorist Groups in the United States
by Reeser, Ann M. Stacey, Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2011, 174; 3449939
Abstract (Summary)

This dissertation focuses on right-wing terrorism (RWT) in the United States perpetrated by adherents to the White Supremacist Movement (WSM). In depth case history data were collected using a variety of sources and analyzed on 66 federally indicted WSM terrorists representing 10 different terrorist organizations in the United States from 1980-2002. The primary means of analysis was a qualitative case analysis using narrative data to uncover what influences an individual to become involved in a terrorist group. Specifically, I analyzed the influences of: 1) structural components, 2) family dynamics, and 3) non-familial relationships on the involvement process. Results from this study can provide valuable theoretical and practical implications to understanding terrorists and terrorist groups.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Simi, Peter G.
Commitee: Batton, Candice, Sample, Lisa, Williams, Paul
School: University of Nebraska at Omaha
Department: Criminal Justice
School Location: United States -- Nebraska
Source: DAI-A 72/06, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Social psychology, Criminology, Individual & family studies
Keywords: Extremism, Right wing, Terrorism, White supremacist movement, White supremacy
Publication Number: 3449939
ISBN: 978-1-124-57883-5
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