Terrorism 360° is a podcast brought to you by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) headquartered at the University of Maryland. In this podcast, Dr. Gary LaFree, the Founding Director of START, interviews the world’s leading experts on terrorism and responses to terrorism. This podcast explores their research, their insights into the causes and consequences of terrorism, and their recommendations for policy makers. The central organizing principle of this podcast is that sensible policy on terrorism requires an objective, science-based approach. But beyond this, we would like to approach terrorism from a wide variety of perspectives—hence the title, Terrorism 360. Our 15 guests on the podcast are all researchers who have contributed directly to scholarship on terrorism. In selecting our guests, we have tried to invite a diversity of opinions. Some of our guests feel that worldwide responses to terrorism have not been strong enough—others feel that they have been far too strong. Some feel that the threat of terrorism is increasing—others that it is diminishing. We plan to release new podcasts weekly, Sept. 25 through Dec. 17, on our website www.start.umd.edu/terrorism360.
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EP 3: Tracking Domestic Terrorism: A Conversation with Brent Smith
In this episode of Terrorism 360°, Founding Director of START Dr. Gary LaFree interviews Dr. Brent Smith, founder of the American Terrorism Study in 1987. During his 22 years in the Department of Justice Sciences, Dr. Smith has served as Director of the MSCJ Program and Chair of the Department, and has published and authored multiple works, including Terrorism in America: Pipe Bombs and Pipe Dreams. He has testified regarding terrorism on several occasions before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, as well as the National Research Council.
1 Oct 2018