Katharine Boyd

Lecturer, Quantitative Criminology, University of Exeter

Dr. Katharine Boyd is a Lecturer in Quantitative Criminology and member of the Q-step Centre at the University of Exeter. Her research interests include the study of political and religiously motivated violence, counterterrorism policy, evidence-based policy, as well as alcohol related violence. Boyd is co-PI on three research projects related to these interests totally almost £390k.

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Recent publications

Katharine A. Boyd. 2016. “Modeling Terrorist Attacks: Assessing Statistical Models to evaluate Domestic and Ideologically International Attacks.” Measurement Issues in the Study of Terrorism. Special Issue of Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 39(7-8): 712-748.
Katharine A. Boyd. Forthcoming. “Group-level predictors of political and religiously motivated violence.” Handbook on the Criminology of Terrorism.  Wiley Press.
Roberta Belli, Joshua D. Freilich, Steven M. Chermak, Katharine A. Boyd. 2015. Exploring the Crime-Terror Nexus in the United States: A Social Network Analysis of a Hezbollah Network Involved in Trade Diversion. Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict, 8(3): 236-281.
Joshua D. Freilich, Amy Adamczyk, Steven M. Chermak, Katharine A. Boyd, & William S. Parkin. 2015. Investigating the Applicability of Macro-Level Criminology Theory to Terrorism: A County-Level Analysis. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 31(3): 383-411.

More from Katharine…

Computer-Assisted Analysis of Extremist Online Content

Computer-Assisted Analysis of Extremist Online Content by CREST researchers Stephane Baele, Dr Katharine Boyd, Dr Travis Coan. This poster presents the research from this CREST...Read More »

Text Mining Islamic State’s Online Propaganda

Text Mining Islamic State’s Online Propaganda by CREST Researchers Stephane Baele, Katharine Boyd and Travis Coan. The poster presents their research on how Islamic...Read More »

Extremist Prose as Networks

Stephane Baele, Katharine Boyd, and Travis Coan look at using Co-occurrence Networks to Monitor Extremist Communications A well-developed body of research demonstrates that network...Read More »

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