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Brent Klein

PhD Student

2015 MA University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
2013 BA University of Arkansas-Fayetteville


Brent R. Klein is a doctoral student in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. He studies terrorism and extremist violence, bias-motivated crime, crime prevention, and communities and crime. His recent work on terrorism, bias crime, and the immigration-crime nexus has appeared in Justice Quarterly, Crime & Delinquency, The Sociological Quarterly, Terrorism & Political Violence, and Studies in Conflict & TerrorismHe holds a M.A. in sociology with an emphasis in criminology and a B.A. in sociology and criminal justice from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville.



Accomplishing Difference: How Do Anti-race/Ethnicity Bias Homicides Compare to Average Homicides in the United States?

Year: 2017 Authors: Brent R. Klein & Kayla Allison Journal: Journal of Justice Quarterly

Immigration and Violence in Rural versus Urban Counties, 1990–2010

Year: 2017 Authors: Brent R. Klein, Kayla Allison & Casey T. Harris Journal: The Sociological Quarterly

American jihadi terrorism: A comparison of homicides and unsuccessful plots

Year: 2016 Authors: Jeff Gruenewald, Brent R. Klein, Joshua D. Freilich & Steven Chermak Journal: Terrorism and Political Violence

Opportunity, Group Structure, Temporal Patterns, and Successful Outcomes of Far-Right Terrorism Incidents in the United States

Year: 2016 Authors: Brent R. Klein, Jeff Gruenewald, Brent L. Smith Journal: Crime and Delinquency

Assessing the Attractiveness and Vulnerability of Eco-Terrorism Targets: A Situational Crime Prevention Approach

Year: 2015 Authors: Jeff Gruenewald, Kayla Allison-Gruenewald & Brent R. Klein Journal: Studies in Conflict & Terrorism