Workshop on Using "The American Terrorism Study" Database

Brent L. Smith, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Kelly Damphousse, University of Oklahoma

The "American Terrorism Study" database will be made available to attendees of this workshop. The "American Terrorism Study" (funded by NIJ and the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism) has collected data on over 450 terrorists indicted under the FBI's Counterterrorism Program from 1980-1998. The data allow for analyses on approximately 75 variable; including information on the peron's group affiliation, targets, demographic information, counts charged, case outcomes, and sentencing. Court documents for each of the cases in the dataset can also be accessed via the Internet on the MIPT's "National Terrorism Database" (NTD). Workshop participants will be given a codebook and SPSS versions of the data set. The workshop leaders will provide the attendees with a demonstration on the use of the SPSS data and the web-based NTD. The workshop is free to ASC registrants. Attendance is limited to 50 participants.

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Updated 05/20/2006