Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in Sociology (MA)
Sociology and Criminal Justice
Second Committee Member
This thesis examines the impact that far-right terrorism opportunity structures and temporal patterns of precursor activity have on incident outcomes. Data from the American Terrorism Study (ATS) are extracted for several attributes of far-right opportunity, in addition to measures for temporal patterns of planning and preparatory behaviors. Bivariate and multivariate findings generally support expectations that target attractiveness and vulnerability, far-right group structures, and patterns of precursor activity are significantly associated with incident outcomes. The paper concludes with suggestions for future research and several implications for homeland security policy.
Klein, Brent Ryan, "Opportunity, Temporal Patterns, and Successful Outcomes of Far-right Terrorism Incidents in the United States" (2015). Theses and Dissertations. 1102.