Document Type

Technical Report

Publication Date

Spring 2013


Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention


We begin our review with original definitions of domestic terrorism. The prevalence of domestic terrorism is discussed and includes a description of prevalence was measured. Characteristics of and factors associated with being a victim of domestic terrorism are then reviewed, followed by the characteristics of offenders associated with carrying out the crimes. We describe the modus operandi used by different groups of offenders, including information about the geographic distribution, temporal patterns, and other details of domestic terrorism. As a conclusion to the report, we also discuss prevention strategies, policy implications, and other ways to improve outcomes at the individual, community, and societal levels identified by the authors of the articles.


Portland State University, Spring 2013 - Criminology and Criminal Justice Senior Capstone Class:

Brandy Anderson, Megan Brosnan, Chris Burgett, Adam Caughell, Joshua Dery, Alisha Dobkins, Tiffany Escover, Beverly Flanary, Jasmine Fletcher, Josh Gehl, Olivia Gilleo, April Grisamore, Tina Gutierrez, Marissa Hinds, Jedidiah Iverson, Johannes Korpela, Jason Lindsay, Justin Lloyd, Tani Lumague, Theresa Malaspina, Brian McDonald, Shona Mendenhall, Sasha Older, Christina Pack, Chad Patton, Matthew Pietrzak, Michael Register, Suzanne Symens, William Rowlands, Lisa Walsh and Joseph Zutz

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