Professor Steven Chermak coauthors article about the Orlando shootings

Photo of Steve ChermakDr. Steven Chermak recently co-authored an article published in The Conversation entitled “The Orlando shooting: exploring the link between hate crimes and terrorism”.

Some are calling the mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub an act of terrorism. Others are calling it a hate crime against the LGBT community. President Obama declared it an “act of terror and an act of hate.” Can it be both?

Read full article HERE.

Dr. Chermak is a lead investigator affiliated with The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terror (START). Dr. Chermak’s terrorism research has focused on four general areas. He studies the criminal and terrorist activities of domestic terrorists. Projects include understanding patterns of violence of far right, far left, and al-Qaeda inspired extremists, documenting how lone wolf attacks are different than group-inspired terrorist attacks, and examining the characteristics of foiled terrorist plots.