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Far Right Terrorism in the United States

The Handbook of the Criminology of TerrorismChapter summary

Over the past two decades, violent jihadis have generated substantial attention in the United States. At the same time, other types of violent extremists have been relatively neglected. Far-right terrorism, for example, has a long history in the United States and stems from a broad constellation of networks, organizations, and individuals. In this chapter, we discuss the ebb and flow of US right-wing terror focusing on the history of this type of violence and the different sectors that constitute the far right. We conclude by discussing possibilities for future research.