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Jeff Gruenewald

Jeff Gruenewald

Assistant Professor
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Office: BS 4060
Phone: 317-274-4173
Email: jgruenew@iupui.edu

Curriculum Vitae
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Education

PhD, Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, 2009
MA, Criminal Justice, Indiana University, 2005
BA, Criminal Justice and Sociology, Indiana University, 2003

Academic positions held

Assistant Professor, SPEA IUPUI, 2015-present
Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas, 2011-2015
Assistant Professor, Florida International University, 2009-2011
Investigator and Research Affiliate, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, 2009-present

Major fields of expertise

Terrorism and Extremism
Homeland Security Policy
Homicide
Media Coverage of Crime and Justice
Restorative Justice

Courses taught at IUPUI

SPEA J202 Criminal Justice Data, Methods, and Resources

Intellectual contributions

Refereed Articles

Parkin, W.S., Gruenewald, J., & Jandro, E. Extremist violence from the fatherland to the homeland: A comparison of far-right homicide in Germany and the United States. Forthcoming in International Criminal Justice Review.

Fitzpatrick, K., Gruenewald, J., Smith, B.L., & Robert, P. A community-level comparison of terrorism movements in the United States. Forthcoming in Studies in Conflict and Terrorism.

Klein, B.R., Gruenewald, J., & Smith, B.L. Opportunity, group structure, temporal patterns, and successful outcomes of far-right terrorism incidents in the United States. Forthcoming in Crime & Delinquency.

Gruenewald, J., Klein, B.R., Freilich, J.D., & Chermak, S. American jihadi terrorism: A comparison of homicides abd unsuccessful plots. Forthcoming in Terrorism & Political Violence.

Parkin, W., & Gruenewald, J. Open-source data and the study of homicide. Forthcoming in Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Gruenewald, J., Dooley, K.M.G., Suttmoeller, M.J., Chermak, S., & Freilich, J.D. (2016). A mixed- method analysis of fatal attacks on police by far-right extremists. Police Quarterly, 19(2), 216-245.

Hipple, N.K., Gruenewald, J.A., & McGarrell, E.F. (2015). Restorativeness, procedural justice, and defiance as long-term predictors of re-offending of participants in family group conferences. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 42(11), 1110-1127.

Gruenewald, J., Allison-Gruenewald, K., & Klein, B. (2015). Assessing the attractiveness and vulnerability of eco-terrorism targets. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 38(6), 433-455.

Freilich, J.D., Chermak, S., & Gruenewald, J. (2015). The future of terrorism research. A review essay. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 39(4), 353-369.

Harris, C.T., Gruenewald, J., & Painter-Davis, N. (2015). Hispanic immigration and Black violence at the macro-level: Examining the conditioning effect of victim race/ethnicity. Sociological Forum, 30(1), 62-82.

Chermak, S.M., & Gruenewald, J. (2015). Laying the foundation for the criminological examination of right-wing, left-wing, and Al Qaeda-inspired extremism in the United States. Terrorism & Political Violence, 27(1), 133-159.

Kelley, K., & Gruenewald, J. (2015). Accomplishing masculinity through anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender homicide. Men & Masculinities, 18, 3-29.

Hipple, N.K., Gruenewald, J.A., & McGarrell, E. (2014). Variations in family group conferences and juvenile reoffending. Crime & Delinquency, 60(8), 1131-1157.

Gruenewald , J., & Kelley, K. (2014). Typifying anti-LGBT homicide events by mode of victim selection. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 41(9), 1130-1142.

Adamczyk, A., Gruenewald, J., Chermak, S.M., Freilich, J.D. (2014). The relationship between hate groups and far-right ideological violence. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 30(3), 310-332.

Freilich, J.D., Chermak, S., Belli, R., Gruenewald, J., & Parkin, W.S. (2014). Introducing the United States Extremist Crime Database. Terrorism & Political Violence, 26(2), 372-384.

Gruenewald, J. (2013). Studying bias-motivated homicide: An examination of lethal violence against homeless persons using open-source data. International Journal of Criminology & Sociology, 2, 538-549.

Gruenewald, J.A., Chermak, S., & Pizarro, J. (2013). Covering victims in the news. Justice Quarterly, 30, 5, 755-783.

Gruenewald, J., Chermak, S., Freilich, J.D. (2013). Distinguishing “loner” attacks from other domestic extremist violence. Criminology & Public Policy, 12(1), 1-27.

Suttmoeller, M., Gruenewald, J. Chermak, S., Freilich, J.D. (2013). Killed in the line of duty: Comparing police homicides committed by far-right extremists to all police homicides. Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 13(1), 45-64.

Gruenewald, J., Chermak, S., & Freilich, J.D. (2013). Far-right lone wolf terrorism in the United States. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 36(12), 1005-1024. 

Gruenewald, J., & Pridemore, W.A. (2012). A comparison of ideologically-motivated homicides from the new Extremist Crime Database and homicides from the Supplementary Homicides Reports using multiple imputation by chained equations to handle missing values. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 28, 141-162.

Gruenewald, J. (2012). Are anti-LGBT homicides unique? Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27(18), 3601-3623.

Gruenewald, J. (2011). A comparative examination of far-right extremist homicide events. Homicide Studies, 15, 177-203.

Gruenewald, J., & Pridemore, W.A. (2009). A century comparison of Chicago homicide. Homicide Studies, 13(4), 355-384.

Gruenewald, J., Pizarro, J., & Chermak, S.M. (2009). Race, gender and the newsworthiness of homicide incidents. Journal of Criminal Justice, 36(3), 262-272.

Pizarro, J., Chermak, S.M., & Gruenewald, J. (2007). Juvenile ‘superpredators’ in the news: A comparison of adult and juvenile homicides. Journal of Crime and Popular Culture, 14(1), 84-111.

Chermak, S.M., & Gruenewald, J. (2006). The media’s coverage of domestic terrorism. Justice Quarterly, 23(4), 428-461.

Chermak, S.M., McGarrell, E., & Gruenewald, J. (2006). Police misconduct in the news media. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, 29, 261-281.

Book chapters

Smith, B.L., Gruenewald, J., Roberts, P., & Damphousse, K. (Forthcoming). The emergence of lone wolf terrorism: Patterns of behavior and implications for intervention. In M. Deflem (Ed.), Terrorism and counterterrorism today, Sociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance, 20. West Yorkshire, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.

Gruenewald, J., & Klein, B.R. (Forthcoming). Studying extremist homicide in the U.S. In Freilich, J.D., & LaFree, G. (Eds.), The handbook for the criminology of terrorism. Malden, MA: Wiley.

Gruenewald, J. (Forthcoming). Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City bombing. In Chermak, S., & Bailey, F. (Eds.), Crimes of the centuries: An encyclopedia of notorious crimes, criminals, and criminal trials in American history. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Allison-Gruenewald, K., & Gruenewald, J. (Forthcoming). Shepard, Matthew (1976-1998). (Forthcoming). In Chermak, S., & Bailey, F. (Eds.), Crimes of the centuries: An encyclopedia of notorious crimes, criminals, and criminal trials in American history. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Gruenewald, J., & Smith, B.L. (Forthcoming). Homeland security policy and criminal justice following 9/11. In Ismaili, K. (Ed.), U.S. criminal justice policy: A contemporary reader (2nd Ed.). Jones and Bartlett Learning.

Gruenewald, J., Parkin, W., & Chermak, S. (2013). Quantitative methods of media and crime research. In G. Bruinsma & Weisburd, D. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. New York: Springer.

Chermak, S.M., Gruenewald, J.A., & Pizarro, J. (2009). The presentation of race in crime stories. In R.L. Bing (Ed.), Race, crime and the media. New York: McGraw Hill.

Gruenewald, J.A, Freilich, J., & Chermak, S. (2009). A review of the far-right extremism literature. In R. Blazak & B. Perry (Eds.), Hate crime issues and perspectives. Westport: Praeger.

Chermak, S.M., & Gruenewald, J.A. (2004). Domestic terrorism. In Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Reports and Research Briefs

*Parkin, W.S., Chermak, S.M., Freilich, J.D., & Gruenewald, J. (2016). Victims of ideological homicide. Research Brief for National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism.

*Smith, B.L., Gruenewald, J., Klein, B., Ratcliff, K., Jackson, S., Brecht, I. (2016). Temporal Sequencing, Incident Sophistication, and Terrorist Outcomes.” Research Brief for National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism.

*Parkin, W.S., Freilich, J.D., Chermak, S.M., & Gruenewald, J. (2016). Criminal justice and military deaths: Results from the ECDB comparing domestic homicide events committed by AQAM and far right extremists in the U.S., 1990-2015. Research Brief for National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism.

Gruenewald, J., Parkin, W.S., Smith, B.L., Chermak, S.M., Freilich, J.D., Roberts, P., & Klein, B. (2014). Validation of the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative. Research Brief for National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism.

Smith, B.L., Roberts, P., Gruenewald, J., & Klein, B. (2014). Patterns of lone actor terrorism in the United States. Research Brief for National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. 

Freilich, J.D., Chermak, S., Gruenewald, J., & Parkin, W. (2014, August 8). Far-right homicide in the U.S., 1990-2013. National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism.

Gruenewald, J. Freilich, J.D., & Chermak, S.M. (2014). Violence perpetrated by supporters of Al-Qa’ida and affiliated movements (AQAM): Fatal attacks and violent plots in the United States. A final report presented to the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism and the Department of Homeland Security.

Gruenewald, J., Parkin, W., & Suttmoeller, M. (2012, August 28). Understanding America’s domestic extremist threat. CNN World-Fareed Zakaria.

Freilich, J.D., Chermak, S., Gruenewald, J., & Parkin, W. (2012, August 8). Far-right homicide in the U.S. fact sheet. National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism.

Gruenewald, J. (2009). A comparative analysis of extremist homicides (Research Brief). National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism.

Gruenewald, J. (2009). Restorative justice in elementary schools: A description of survey instruments, research method, and baseline findings for students, parents, and teachers. Resolution Services Center of Central Michigan.

Book Reviews

Gruenewald, J. (Forthcoming). A review of “Savage portrayals: Race, media and the Central Park Jogger Story.” American Journal of Sociology.

Gruenewald, J. (2006). A review of “Will the circle be unbroken? Aboriginal communities, restorative justice, and the challenges of conflict and change.” International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 30(1), 131-134.

Funded Research

Co-PI Recovery Works Evaluation. Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s (FSSA) Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) (co-PI: Brad Ray). Awarded in 2016. ($407,499).

Co-PI, The longevity of American terrorists: Factors affecting sustainability. National Institute of Justice (Co-PI: Brent Smith). Awarded in 2015. ($399,531).

Co-PI, Developing and validating Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) indicators using the Extremist Crime Database. Institute for Intergovernmental Research through the Department of Homeland Security/National Consortium for the Study of the Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. (Co-PIs: William Parkin, Steven Chermak, Joshua Freilich, and Brent Smith). Awarded in 2014. ($25,000).

Co-PI, Sequencing terrorists’ precursor behaviors: A crime specific analysis. National Institute of Justice (Department of Justice). (Co-PIs: Brent Smith). Awarded in 2013. ($470,383).

Co-PI, Latino immigration and inter-racial violence: A community-level assessment. J.W. Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, University of Arkansas. (Co-PIs: Casey T. Harris). Awarded in 2012. ($7,000).

Co-PI, Patterns of extremist crime in the United States. Department of Homeland Security/National Consortium for the Study of the Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. Awarded in 2012. (Co-PIs: Steve Chermak and Joshua D. Freilich). ($320,000).

Co-PI, U.S. Extremist Crime Database, 1990-2015. Department of Homeland Security/National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. Awarded in 2009. (Co-PIs: Steve Chermak and Joshua D. Freilich). ($1,600,000).