News & Events

Society for Terrorism Research 2019 Conference – December 12, 2018

Society for Terrorism Research (STR) will have its 2019 conference at the University of Oslo on June 18-20, hosted by Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) and the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (FFI).  The theme of this year’s conference will be “The data revolution in terrorism research: implications for theory and practice”.
Proposals for presentations, symposia, posters and other formal sessions will be considered for inclusion in the program if they are received by January 30, 2019.
For more information and for registering proposals:

Information pertinent to our division from the DHS S&T website – December 12, 2018

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has developed a free and publicly accessible research findings dashboard that hosts more than 1,500 catalogued terrorism prevention and countering violent extremism research documents. It systematically develops a landscape of the existing research in this topic area across multiple disciplines, including social and behavioral science.

The DHS S&T’s Directorate’s 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.
S&T Program Manager Kathleen Deloughery explains that “ it streamlines access to peer‑reviewed and methodologically sound research, so government partners, academics and interested members of the public can develop a sound evidence base in the field of terrorism prevention for what works, what doesn’t and why.”

The S&T Directorate supports the DHS terrorism prevention mission by conducting applied research, evaluation, and integrating scientifically derived knowledge to inform policy and programs throughout the Homeland Security Enterprise. In conjunction with the Office of Terrorism Prevention Partnerships, S&T develops wide-ranging resources for government and local partners to (a) support our understanding of individual motives for engaging in, and disengaging from violent extremism, (b) develop and assist locally-tailored interventions with local partners, and (c) evaluate the effectiveness of terrorism prevention activities and policies.

For more information, please follow the below links:

Election Results, Distinguished Scholar Award, Student Paper Award, & Annual Meeting – November 1, 2018

This year’s election results are in and congratulations to those elected to serve as executive counselors (Sue-Ming Yang, George Mason University; Pete Simi, Chapman University), secretary treasurer (Carla Lewandowski, Rowan University), and student member (Leevia Dillon, John Jay College of Criminal Justice).

Congratulations to Dr. Valerie Jenness and Dr. Ryken Grattet who will receive our Distinguished Scholar Award for their collaborative path-breaking body of research on hate crime.

Also, congratulations to Kayla Allison (Indiana University) and Brent R. Klein (Michigan State University) who will receive our inaugural student paper award (1st place) for their paper titled “Toward a situational understanding of bias-motivated crimes: A comparative analysis of racial bias homicides and interracial homicides in the U.S., 1990- 2014.” And congratulations also to Sara Doering who will receive a second place student paper award for “Reconceptualizing Extremist Typologies: A Comparison of Islamic, Right-Wing and Left-Wing Extremism.”

Finally, don’t forget that our annual meeting and awards ceremony at ASC, which will be on Friday, November 16th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Marriott Marquis (Atrium A, Atrium level).


Student Paper & Distinguished Scholar Awards – April 5, 2018

The Division on Terrorism & Bias Crimes is pleased to announce nominations for both the Student Paper and Distinguished Scholar Awards. For more information, please follow the below links. Please note that the deadline for submissions for the Student Paper Award is July 1, 2018 and the deadline for nominations for the Distinguished Scholar Award is June 1, 2018.

Distinguished Scholar Award-Division on Terrorism and Bias Crimes-2018

Student Paper Award-Division on Terrorism and Bias Crimes-2018

ASC Outstanding Article Award – Nominations due February 15, 2018
The American Society of Criminology Outstanding Article Award (established in 2006) honors exceptional contributions made by scholars in article form. The award is given annually for the peer-reviewed article that makes the most outstanding contribution to research in criminology.

The Committee will consider articles published during the 2016 calendar year.

The Committee automatically considers all articles published in Criminology and in Criminology & Public Policy, and will consider articles of interest published in other journals. We are also soliciting nominations for this award. Self-nominations by ASC members are acceptable. To nominate articles, please send full citation information for the article and a brief discussion of your reasons for the recommendation.

Current members of the ASC Board are ineligible to receive this award. However, if a current member of the Board is nominated for this award, their nomination shall be considered in the first year following their service on the Board.

All nomination materials should be sent by February 15, 2018 to:

Outstanding Article Committee Chair
Patricia Warren

Special Issue of the Journal of Quantitative Criminology
Guest editors  Gary LaFree (University of Maryland), Catrien Bijleveld and Frank Weerman (NSCR, the Netherlands) would like to announce a call for papers on “Terrorism and Violent Extremist Offenders.” For more information, please read the full solicitation here.

REMINDER: Division Meeting & Sessions of Interest- 11/10/2017
The Division on Terrorism & Bias Crimes’ Third Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 16th in Philadelphia, PA. It will be held from 2:45 to 4:00pm at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in the Independence Ballroom II – Headhouse Tower. All are invited to attend.

In addition, please check out the ASC 2017 DOTBC Sessions of Interest.

INHS Conference 2018 – International Hate Studies: Contexts and Consequences of Hate – 10/29/2017

The INHS Team is pleased to invite you to submit a proposal to participate in the third biennial INHS conference, “International Hate Studies: Contexts and Consequences of Hate”, which will be held on May 29-31, 2018.

Dr Barbara Perry will be hosting next year’s conference at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. We are hoping for another diverse and engaging series of papers and presentations from academics, practitioners and policy makers who share an interest in enhancing our understanding of and capacity to respond to hate in its many guises: language, policy, violence, or other actions intended to exclude and marginalize.

Please follow the link at to submit your proposal. Proposals can be submitted to take part in a discussion session; a problem solving workshop; or by presenting a seminar paper.

The deadline is January 22, 2018.
Registration details (including fees) will follow later this year.

Division Meeting at ASC – 10/13/2017
The Division on Terrorism & Bias Crimes’ Third Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 16th in Philadelphia, PA. It will be held from 2:45 to 4:00pm at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in the Independence Ballroom II – Headhouse Tower. All are invited to attend.

2017 Election Results of the Division of Terrorism and Bias Crime – 8/3/2017
The Executive Board is pleased to report the results of the 2017 election of officers for the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Terrorism & Bias Crimes:
      Chair:  Joshua Freilich
      Vice Chair: Steve Chermak
      Executive Counselor:  Nancy Morris
      Student Member:  Brent Klein

2017 Division on Terrorism & Bias Crime Spring Report – 4/18/2017
Click here to read full report.

Division Meeting at ASC – 10/3/2016
The Division on Terrorism & Bias Crimes’ Second Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 17th in New Orleans, Louisiana. It will be held from 2:45 to 4:00pm in the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Complex’s Kabacoff room. All are invited to attend.

Election of Executive Board – 10/19/2015
The Division on Terrorism & Bias Crimes is pleased to announce the election of our officers for the inaugural Executive Board:

Division Meeting at ASC – 10/1/2015
The Division on Terrorism & Bias Crimes official became a division of the American Society of Criminology in May 2015. Our first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at the 2015 ASC Annual Meeting in Washington, DC . It will be held from 3:30 to 4:50pm in the Washington Hilton’s Georgetown West room on the Concourse Level. All are invited to attend.

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Our Mission
The Division on Terrorism and Bias Crimes seeks to advance theory, knowledge and practice in the study of terrorism and bias crimes through rigorous research and evaluation. The Division recognizes the importance of understanding the human causes and consequences of terrorism and bias crimes. It is committed to advancing the scientific study on Terrorism and Bias Crimes, testing innovation in the field, and promoting excellence in practice through translational activities. These goals can be achieved by facilitating a dialogue and building partnerships among Terrorism and Bias Crimes scholars, practitioners, policy makers, community leaders, and students of Terrorism and Bias Crimes.

Our Purposes and Objectives to Achieve Our Mission

  • To advance the development of scholarly research in Terrorism and Bias Crimes through collegiality, mentorship, and active engagement with the ASC membership.
  • To support, facilitate and encourage interaction and dissemination of Terrorism and Bias Crimes research among ASC members, practitioners, funding agencies, policy-making bodies, and other relevant groups.
  • To organize and promote ASC conference sessions and special events related to Terrorism and Bias Crimes research.
  • To advance the members of the Division through the establishment of awards within the Division and collectively in nominating members for ASC awards and elected positions.

Please follow the hyperlink to read our Constitution.

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Research & Scholarship
Members of our Division actively publish in peer-reviewed journals focused on terrorism and bias crimes. Please see below for a detailed list of these journals grouped by topic area.

Terrorism-Related JournalsHate/Bias Crime-Related Journals | Special Topic Journals: LGBTQ | Special Topic Journals: Race/EthnicitySpecial Topic Journals: Religion | Special Topic Journals: International/Global Security IssuesGeneral Journals that Publish Articles on Terrorism and Bias Crime

* Journal is not peer-reviewed
+ Open source journal
† Hybrid (Subscription and open access)

Terrorism-Related Journals
Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression†
Combating Terrorism Exchange*+
Conflict & Communication Online*+
The Counter Terrorist Magazine*
Counter Terrorism & Security*
Counter Terrorist Trends & Analysis (CTTA)*+
Country Reports on Terrorism*+
Critical Studies on Terrorism
CTC Sentinel *+
Defence Against Terrorism Review*+
Disarmament Forum*+
Democracy and Security †
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways Toward Terrorism and Genocide
Homeland Security Affairs+
Homeland Security Review+
International Journal of Cyber Warfare and Terrorism
International Journal of Terrorism and Political Hot Spots*+
Journal of 9/11 Studies+
Journal of Homeland Security Education+
Journal for Intelligence, Propaganda and Security Studies (JIPSS)
The Journal of International Security Affairs*+
Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
Journal of Strategic Security+
Journal of Terrorism Research +
Kriminalpolizei, Die+
Media, War & Conflict
Militant Leadership Monitor *
Perspectives on Terrorism +
Political violence against Americans *+
Security & Terrorism Research Bulletin *+
Small Wars & Insurgencies
Small Wars Journal*+
Studies in Conflict & Terrorism
Terrorism: An Electronic Journal and Knowledge Base +
Terrorism Monitor *+
Terrorism and Political Violence
UNISCI Discussion Papers+
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Hate/Bias Crime-Related Journals
Hate Crime Statistics +
Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Trauma, Violence, and Abuse
Violence and Victims
Violence Against Women
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Special Topic Journals: LGBTQ
Canadian Online Journal of Queer Studies in Education+
Columbia Journal of Gender & Law*
Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy*+
Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review
Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide*+
GLQ: A Journal of Gay & Lesbian Studies
IAMURE International Journal of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
InterAlia: A Journal of Queer Studies +
International Journal of Sexuality and Gender Studies+
International Journal of Transgenderism†
Yearbook for the History of Homosexuality
Journal of Bisexuality†
Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health†
Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services†
Journal of GLBT Family Studies†
Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling†
Journal of LGBT Youth†
Journal of Homosexuality†
Journal of the History of Sexuality
Journal of Lesbian Studies†
Lambda Nordica+
LBGT Health
LBGTQ Policy Journal +
Psychology of Sexual Identity and Gender Diversity
QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking
SGP: Sexuality, Gender, and Policy Journal (Policy Studies Organization) +
Transgender Health +
Transgender Studies Quarterly
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Special Topic Journals: Race/Ethnicity
Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice †
Journal of Race and Justice
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Special Topic Journals: Religion
Politics, Religion & Ideology
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Special Topic Journals: International/Global Security Issues
The Brown Journal of World Affairs
Conflict Management and Peace Science †
European Journal of Cultural Studies
The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs+
Forum on Crime and Society+
Georgetown Journal of International Affairs
Global Crime †
Global Media and Communication
Global Media Journal: Canadian Edition*+
Global Media Journal: Mediterranean Edition**
Global Security Studies+
Health Security
International Affairs
International Communication Gazette+
International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice
International Journal of Conflict and Violence+
International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
The International Journal of Press/Politics
Internationale Politik (IP) *+
International Review of Victimology
International Security
Joint Force Quarterly+
Journal of Applied Security Research†
Journal of Arab & Muslim Media Research
Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
Journal of Communication †
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication+
Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Journal of Media Sociology+
Journal of Middle East Media+
Journal of Military Ethics
Journal of National Security, Law and Policy+
Journal of Peace Research
Middle East Media Educator+
The Middle East Quarterly+
Middle East Policy †
Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) +
Military Review
New Media and Mass Communication+
ORBIS – A Journal of World Affairs
Pakistan Journal of Criminology+
per Concordiam+
Policy Review+
Political Communication †
Radical History Review
The RUSI Journal
Security Dialogue
SIAK-Journal +
Strategic Insights*+
Third World Quarterly †
The Washington Quarterly †
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General Journals that Publish Some Articles on Terrorism and Bias Crime
Aggressive Behavior†
Aggression and Violent Behavior †
American Behavioral Scientist †
The American Journal of Psychiatry +
American Psychologist
American Sociological Review †
Annual Review of Sociology
Behavioral Sciences and the Law
The British Journal of Criminology
Crime and Delinquency
Crime, Law and Social Change
Crime Media Culture
Crime Prevention and Community Safety
Criminal Justice and Behavior +
Criminal Justice Policy Review
Criminology and Public Policy
Deviant Behavior †
European Journal of Criminology †
The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin*
Group Processes and Intergroup Relations
Harvard Journal of Law and Gender *+
Harvard Law Review
Journal of Applied Social Psychology †
Journal of Conflict Resolution
The Journal of Conflict Studies+
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice
Journal of Criminal Justice †
The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Journal of Poverty †
Journal of Quantitative Criminology
Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency
Journal of Social Issues
Justice Quarterly †
Law and Human Behavior
Law and Philosophy †
Law and Society Review
Police Quarterly
Political Psychology †
Psychology, Crime, and Law
Syracuse Journal of Legislation & Policy *
Social Justice
Social Problems
Social Science Quarterly †
Social Work
Sociological Perspectives
Stanford Law and Policy Review *
Theoretical Criminology †
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Join the Division on Terrorism & Bias Crimes & Become a Member Today
Membership in the Division will be open to all ASC members in good standing. A member in good standing is one who is current in their dues. Members who have paid Divisional dues will be considered eligible for voting at Divisional meetings, for the election of Divisional officers and to hold office. Please follow the hyperlink to read our Constitution.

Membership dues are $15 active member; $10 student member.  As with the other divisions, you can now join the Division on Terrorism and Bias Crimes at the same time you renew your membership using the ASC paper or online forms. If you would like to add the Division to your current dues please complete a division only form and send it to the ASC office. Both forms will be available here after the ASC 2016 Annual Meeting.

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The Executive Board

The Division on Terrorism & Bias Crimes has an Executive Board comprised of the Division’s current officers, the immediate past Chair and three Executive Counselors. This Board forms policies for the Division, provides advice and decides the budget for the Division and suggests and approves committees and committee chairs. The Division Chair convenes the Executive Board.

The Executive Board positions and their responsibilities include:

  • Chair: The Chair will provide executive direction for the Division and will preside over Division meetings. The Chair or their designee will serve as liaison with the ASC Annual Meeting Program to ensure the inclusion of panels relating to issues on Terrorism and Bias Crimes in the program. The Chair or their designee shall bring issues regarding Terrorism and Bias Crimes research, as decided by the Division, to the attention of the ASC Executive Board and to appropriate ASC committees for their consideration. The Chair will appoint all committees and committee chairs, with the approval of the Executive Board. Once the term of the Chair ends and he or she is not elected for another term, the chair will serve for one year as part of the Executive Counselors to assist in the transition and continuity of the board and division.
  • Vice-Chair: The Vice-Chair will preside over Division meetings in the absence of the Chair and shall be empowered to conduct all necessary business of the Division if the office of Chair is vacant or if the Chair is unable to serve. The Vice-Chair will assist the Chair in matters of the Division.
  • Secretary/Treasurer: The Secretary/Treasurer will keep the records and minutes of the Division and will forward a copy to each member of the Executive Committee. The Secretary/Treasurer will manage the membership list for the division, including the email/contact system for members. The Secretary/Treasurer will remain in contact with the Treasurer of ASC who will maintain a separate account in the ASC treasury for the Division. The Secretary will inform Division membership of the Divisions balance, debts, credits, etc. at the Division’s Annual Membership Meeting. The Secretary will notify the Executive Board of any financial issues that arise between Annual Membership Meetings. With the Chair’s approval, the Secretary/Treasurer will coordinate all purchases for the division, including, for example, awards, annual meeting supplies and receptions, etc. The Secretary/Treasurer will maintain the website for the Division.
  • Executive Counselors: There will be three Executive Counselors for the Division. Executive Counselors will assist the Chair with executive decisions for the Division, and each will chair at least one committee of the Division.

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Nominations & Elections
A call for nominations for the Executive Board will be sent out and a vote will take place. Registered Division members can nominate an individual to the Executive Board as well as take place in the voting process.

The election procedures for the Division are as follows:

  • Term Length: The Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary/Treasurer and Executive Counselors will serve a two-year term. Elections of all Officers shall occur every two years.
  • Nominations: The Executive Board will appoint a Nominations Committee consisting of two members in good standing of the Division. The Committee will receive names in nomination for each office to be filled the following year. Write-in options will also be allowed for all offices during the elections process.
  • Qualifications: Nominees and elected officers must be members in good standing of the Division.
  • Term of Office: The term of office for all officers (Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary-Treasurer) will be for two years. Elected officers may serve a maximum of two consecutive terms in the same office. Upon completion of the second consecutive term of office, a person must wait for a period of at least one full term before running again for the same office. The term for all Executive Counselors will be two years. Executive Counselors may serve a maximum of two consecutive terms in the same office. Upon completion of the second consecutive term of office, a person must wait for a period of at least one full term before running again for the same office. The term of office of each incoming officer will begin on the day of the Annual membership meeting at the Annual ASC Conference.
  • Procedure: Names of those nominated will be placed on a secure, electronic ballot and sent to all members in good standing by the Secretary/Treasurer of the Division. One Executive Counselor who is not nominated for election will also serve as an election monitor, with access to the secure electronic ballot. If all executive counselors are nominated for office, a member of the division will be appointed by the Chair for this role. Members will be alerted to the open ballot at least twice by email (or by mail to those members who do not receive email). Members shall have at least 30 days to cast their ballots.
  • Vacancies: Vacancies which occur during the term of office for the Vice-Chair, Secretary or Executive Counselor of the Division, shall be filled until the next election by appointment of the Chair, with the approval of the Executive Board. Vacancies may be filled at any time, and shall be filled for the remainder of the term of office.

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Individuals interested in donating to the Division, please contact us directly for more information or support us through a start-up donation when you join the Division on Terrorism and Bias Crimes at the same time you renew your membership using the ASC paper or online forms.

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