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.
|Advisor:||Simi, Peter G.|
|Commitee:||Batton, Candice, Sample, Lisa, Williams, Paul|
|School:||University of Nebraska at Omaha|
|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|
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