February 15, 2013
Justice Professor William
Parkin has received a grant to collect, analyze, and augment data on
convicted domestic extremists. The $20,000 grant is funded through the National
Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, a Department
of Homeland Security Center of Excellence. The grant is part of a joint research
project with John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University,
and the University of Arkansas.
Assisting Parkin during the first year of
the five-year grant is Criminal Justice graduate student Elisabeth Krappen.
“We’ll be comparing homicide victims of far-right ideologically motivated
violence in the United States to those killed by the far-right in Germany,”
Parkin, who joined the faculty in 2012, focuses his research
on the mass media and the criminal justice system, ideologically motivated
violence, and victimization. His recent scholarship includes “American Terrorism
and Extremist Data Sources and Selectivity Bias: An Investigation Focusing on
Homicide Events Committed by Far-right Extremists,” with S. Chermak, J.
Freilich, and J. Lynch, in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology (2012); and
“Immigration and Homicide in Contemporary Europe,” with R. Belli, in Handbook of
European Homicide Research: Patterns, Explanations, and County Studies
of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers two undergraduate
degrees, a certificate in crime
analysis, and a Master's
degree in criminal justice. Seattle University’s Criminal Justice program is
one of only seven in the United States to receive certification from the Academy
of Criminal Justice Sciences.
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