About tPP



  • To develop and disseminate relevant findings concerning crime, criminal justice, and public policy through research, public scholarship, and student engagement.
  • To leverage the potential insights of empirical research to better inform law enforcement practices, judicial policy and criminal justice systems (i.e. policing, courts, corrections).
  • To examine how political violence is prosecuted in the United States by exploring 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, bias-motivated crime and terrorism.
  • To collaboratively engage undergraduate students and faculty in the craft of research, and the complexity of carrying out a longterm team project.
  • To help prepare students to engage professionally and personally in the fields of Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law, Public Policy and related disciplines by providing hands-on experience and opportunities for multi-year practical engagement. This includes providing students relevant instruction, training, and oversight for entering the workforce, taking part in internships, and preparing to obtain advanced degrees.

Unique Contributions of tPP

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