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The Project

Objectives:

  1. Identify those right wing hate groups that plan, engage in or incite violence;
  2. Assess the frequency, nature and severity of the violence;
  3. Identify factors external (e.g., presence and strength of perceived threat and/or target group) and internal (e.g., intensity of rhetoric, organizational capacity) to the groups that are most likely to give rise to violence

Methodologies/Source:

  • Website analysis
  • Judicial records
  • Terrorism Databases
  • Media scan
  • Interviews with law enforcement and intelligence communities
  • Interviews with community activists
  • Interviews with hate group activists

Principle Investigator

DR. BARBARA PERRY

Professor
Social Science and Humanities
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Barbara.perry@uoit.ca

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