POP Center Biographies Joshua Freilich

Joshua D. Freilich

Joshua D. Freilich is a Professor of Criminal Justice at John Jay College, CUNY. He is a lead investigator for the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a Center for Excellence of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Freilich is also a member of START’s Executive Committee and member of the Global Terrorism Database's (GTD) Advisory Board. His research focuses on causes of and responses to terrorism as well as environmental criminology. Freilich is the creator and Director (with Steven Chermak) of the United States Extremist Crime Database (ECDB) study, a relational database of violent and financial crimes committed by far-right, jihadi, and animal rights and environmental rights extremists in the United States reported in an open source. He holds a B.A. from Brooklyn College, City University of New York, a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany, State University of New York. 

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