Dr. Steve Chermak‘s co-authored article entitled, “Did far-right extremist violence really spike in 2017?” has been featured in The Conversation, Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle and several other media outlets.
Intense media coverage of a so-called “alt-right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned deadly last August fueled the notion that far-right violent extremism in the U.S. in 2017 was a growing and severe threat. But has it really increased?
Steven M. Chermak is a professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. Dr. Chermak is also a lead investigator affiliated with The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terror (START). Dr. Chermak’s research has been funded by the Department of Homeland Security, National Institute of Justice, and the Michigan State Police.