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Prison Radicalization in America Since 9/11 with Mark Hamm
Start Date: 10/11/2013Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Date: 10/11/2013End Time: 5:00 PM

Event Description:
Mark Hamm, professor of Criminology at Indiana State University, has published widely in the areas of terrorism, hate crimes, and prison subcultures. Currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Center on Terrorism at John Jay, Professor Hamm has written extensively on the topics of right-wing extremism in the United States, apocalyptic violence, and ethnography and terror. A former prison warden in Arizona, Professor Hamm is the leading scholar on prison radicalization and recruitment in the United States and a separate National Institute of Justice grant funds his research on this topic. His most recent book and subject of his seminar, The Spectacular Few: Prisoner Radicalization and the Evolving Terrorist Threat, examines prisoner radicalization from a range of perspectives, including historical analyses from Malcolm X to detainees at Guantanamo. Professor Hamm delves into realities of prison life, particularly emphasizing socialization and prison gangs. His book Terrorism as Crime: From Oklahoma City to Al-Qaeda and Beyond (2007) reduces the study of terrorism to its criminological roots as a means of understanding, investigating, and preventing terrorist acts. Funded by the National Institute of Justice, Professor Hamm is currently studying lone wolf terrorism in the US between 1940 and 2012 and is building the largest database on lone wolf terrorism to be created thus far. His other works include In Bad Company: America’s Terrorist Underground (2002), Apocalypse in Oklahoma: Waco and Ruby Ridge Revenged (1997), and American Skinheads: The Criminology and Control of Hate Crime (1993).

This event is part of the Center on Terrorism's Friday Series. To view upcoming events, click here.
Location Information:
T-Building, Room 630
Contact Information:
Phone: 212-237-8433

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