About tPP



  • To examine how political violence is prosecuted in the United States.
  • To explore the relationship between how a crime occurred, who was the perpetrator, and why. 
  • To determine the predictive effect such variables have for how a defendant is charged, prosecuted, and eventually sentenced in a court of law.
  • To create and publish a previously nonexistent database for public use and study. This dataset serves as a meta-analysis, and is ideologically inclusive  (i.e. Salafi jihadist, nationalist separatist, right-wing, left-wing, issue-focused) of acts of political violence, extremism, and terrorism.
  • To collaboratively engage undergraduate students and faculty in the craft of research, and the complexity of carrying out a longterm team project.

Unique Contributions of tPP

[Text taken from plea agreement for ‘eco-terrorism’ case, US v. McGowan]