DHS S&T developed a comprehensive and publicly available literature review and ontology dashboard to organize CVE literature. This new capability streamlines the ability for end users and practitioners to access peer-reviewed and methodologically sound research products to develop an evidence base in the field of terrorism prevention for what works, what doesn't, and why.
Homegrown Violent Extremism (HVE)
The process of leaving deeply meaningful and embodied identities can be experienced as a struggle against addiction, with continuing cognitive, emotional, and physiological responses that are involuntary, unwanted, and triggered by environmental factors. Using data derived from a unique set of in-depth life history interviews with 89 former U.S. white supremacists, as well as theories derived from recent advances in cognitive sociology, we examine how a rejected identity can persist despite a desire to change. Disengagement from white supremacy is characterized by substantial lingering effects that subjects describe as addiction. We conclude with a discussion of the implications of identity residual for understanding how people leave and for theories of the self.
The goal of this project is to identify the characteristics of communities where persons indicted under terrorism related charges lived, planned, and prepared prior to carrying out terrorist attacks. Are there potential markers that can be identified to assist in intervention efforts before violence occurs?
There is a need to understand the short-term and long-term effects of intelligence-led practices to inform policymakers and justice officials involved in developing counterstrategies, and this study aims to look at one law-enforcement led counterterrorism effort from the 1980s to assess what might be learned from that case for efforts moving forward in the United States.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate's (S&T) investments have spurred growth in literature addressing terrorism prevention. S&T has delivered dozens of research products, fact sheets, evaluations, and capabilities to practitioners and the general public. This page will provide a full listing of all S&T terrorism prevention publications as they become available.
The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) supports the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) terrorism prevention mission by conducting applied research and evaluation, transitioning new capabilities, and integrating scientifically derived knowledge into homeland security policies and activities to improve prevention approaches to violent extremism.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Intelligence Operations Robin Taylor addresses how I&A helps protect the homeland in today’s dynamic threat environment.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS ) Office for Community Partnerships (OCP) Director George Selim addresses priorities and key actions of DHS to address ISIL and other terrorist’s attempts at online recruitment and radicalization to violence.
In December 2015, I announced the revision of the Department of Homeland Security’s National Terrorism Advisory System, or “NTAS,” to include an intermediate level NTAS “Bulletin.” We then issued a new NTAS Bulletin at the same time. The duration of the December Bulletin was six months, and expires tomorrow.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas highlights priorities and key actions of the Department of Homeland Security to address terrorist threats to the U.S., particularly following the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s November 2015 and March 2016 terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels.