Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in Sociology (MA)
Sociology and Criminal Justice
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Criminology, Domestic, Longevity, Political Violence, Terrorism
The purpose of this study is to examine factors that affect the longevity of individual terrorists. Previous studies on terrorist group longevity have focused on the decisions terrorist groups have made rather than focusing on factors that help individuals evade capture. Literature also suggests that terrorists that manage to stay active may be able to use this as a valuable recruiting tool. This project examines six different relationships with longevity, including Attorney General (AG) Guidelines, demographics, ideology, level of participation, number of activities, and sophistication of attack. To examine these relationships, data will be used from the American Terrorism Study (ATS) to conduct bivariate analysis. The results support most of the exploratory hypotheses presented. This project will conclude by proposing possible avenues for future research.
Brice, Madeline, "Factors Affecting the Longevity of Individual Terrorists" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 2717.