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Murat Haner is an assistant professor at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University.
His research focuses on terrorism and political violence, examining the consequences of violence and the radicalization into, through and out of terrorist organizations. Haner’s work also examines public beliefs about, fear of and reactions to terrorism as well as public views toward and public policy preferences for different types of criminal victimization.
He has conducted extensive fieldwork throughout the Middle East over the past six years as a Fulbright fellow of the US Department of State and has carried out three national surveys. He currently teaches the courses: Domestic Terrorism, Terrorism and Homeland Security, and International Terrorism.
He received his doctorate in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2016, his master's degree in political science from the same university in 2014, his master's degree in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2010, and his bachelor's degree in security studies from School of Security Sciences-Ankara in 2006.
His research interests include: terrorism and society, fear of terrorism, victimology, counterterrorism, countering violent extremism, disengagement, radicalization, Al-Qaeda, ISIS, PKK, Middle East and North Africa politics, and international security.
- Ph.D. Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati 2016
- M.A. Political Science, University of Cincinnati 2014
- M.S. Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati 2010
Terrorism and Society, Fear of Terrorism, Victimology, Counterterrorism, Countering Violent Extremism, Disengagement, Radicalization, Al-Qaeda, ISIS, PKK, Middle East and North Africa Politics, International Security.
Haner, Murat. (2018). The Freedom Fighter: A Terrorist’s Own Story. New York: Routledge.
Haner, Murat & Melissa M. Sloan. (Eds.) (2022). Theories of Terrorism: Contemporary Perspectives (Advances in Criminological Theory, Vol. 28). New York: Routledge.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
18. Graham, Amanda, Justice T. Pickett, Francis T. Cullen, Cheryl Lero Jonson, Murat Haner, & Melissa M. Sloan (2022). “Blinded by the White (Nationalism): How Separatist Ideologies Lead People to Discount Non-Conflictual Threats to Society.” Polity.
17. Haner, Murat, Melissa M. Sloan, Amanda Graham, Justin Pickett, & Francis T. Cullen. “Ransomware and the Robin Hood Effect: Support for Using Extortion for the Public Good.” Journal of Experimental Criminology. Advance Online Publication.
16. Haner, Murat, Melissa M. Sloan, Justin T. Pickett, & Francis T. Cullen. (2022). “When Do Americans ‘See Something, Say Something’? Experimental Evidence on the Willingness to Report Terrorist Activity.” Justice Quarterly. 39(5), 1079-1103
15. Cullen, Francis T., Graham, Amanda, Cheryl Lero Jonson, Justice T. Pickett, Melissa M. Sloan, & Murat Haner (2022). “The Denier in Chief: Faith in Trump and Techniques of Neutralization in a Pandemic.” Deviant Behavior, 43(7), 829-851
14. Sloan, Melissa M., Murat Haner, Amanda Graham, Francis T. Cullen, Justin T. Pickett, & Cheryl Lero Jonson (2021). “Pandemic Emotions: The Extent, Correlates, and Mental Health Consequences of Personal and Altruistic Fear of COVID-19.” Sociological Spectrum, 41(5), 369-386.
13. Haner, Murat, Melissa M. Sloan, Francis T. Cullen, Amanda Graham, Cheryl Lero Jonson, & Teresa C. Kulig. (2021). “Making America Safe Again: Public Support for Policies to Reduce Terrorism.” Deviant Behavior, 42(10), 1209-1227.
12. Kulig, Teresa C., Amanda Graham, Francis T. Cullen, Alex R. Piquero, & Murat Haner. (2021). “‘Bad Hombres’ at the Southern U.S. Border? White Nationalism and the Perceived Dangerousness of Uninvited Immigrants.” Journal of Criminology, 54(3), 283-304.
11. Haner, Murat, Melissa M. Sloan, Justin Pickett, & Francis T. Cullen. (2020). “Safe Haven or Dangerous Place? Stereotype Amplification and Americans’ Perceived Risk of Terrorism, Violent Street Crime, and Mass Shootings.” British Journal of Criminology, 60(6), 1606-1626.
10. Sloan, Melissa M., Murat Haner, Francis T. Cullen, Cheryl Lero Jonson, & Teresa Kulig. (2021). “Using Behavioral Strategies to Cope with the Threat of Terrorism: A National- Level Study.” Crime & Delinquency, 67(12), 2011-2042.
9. Graham, Amanda, Murat Haner, Melissa M. Sloan, Francis T. Cullen, Cheryl Lero Jonson, & Teresa C. Kulig. (2020). “Race and Worrying About Police Brutality: The Hidden Injuries of Minority Status in America.” Victims & Offenders, 5(5), 549-573.
8. Graham, Amanda, Francis T. Cullen, Justice T. Pickett, Cheryl Lero Jonson, Murat Haner, & Melissa M. Sloan. (2020). “Faith in Trump, Moral Foundations, and Social Distancing Defiance During the Coronavirus Pandemic.” Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World, 6, 1-23.
7. Haner, Murat, Michael L. Benson, & Francis T. Cullen. (2019) “Code of the Terrorists: The PKK and the Social Construction of Violence.” Critical Criminology, 27(3), 393-419
6. Haner, Murat, Francis T. Cullen, & Michael L. Benson. (2019). “Women and the PKK: Ideology, Gender, and Terrorism.” International Criminal Justice Review, 30(3), 279-301.
5. Haner, Murat, Francis T. Cullen, Cheryl Lero Jonson, Alexander L. Burton, &Teresa C. Kulig. (2019). “Price of Liberty or Never Again: Americans’ Views on Preventing Mass Murder.” Justice Evaluation Journal, 2(1), 50-72.
4. Haner, Murat, Melissa M. Sloan, Francis T. Cullen, Teresa C. Kulig, & Cheryl Lero Jonson. (2019). “Public Concern about Terrorism: Fear, Worry, and Support for Anti-Muslim Policies” Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World, 5, 1-16.
3. Kulig, Teresa C., Francis T. Cullen, & Murat Haner. (2019). "President or Predator? The Social Construction of Donald Trump in a Divided America." Victims & Offenders, 14(8), 940-964.
2. Haner, Murat, Ashley Wichern, & Marissa Fleenor. (2018). “The Turkish Foreign Fighters and the Dynamics Behind Their Flow into Syria and Iraq.” Terrorism and Political Violence, 32(6), 1329-1347.
1. Haner, Murat & Heejin Lee. (2017). “Placing School Victimization in a Global Context.” Victims & Offenders, 12(6), 845-867.
|Course Number||Course Title|
|CRJ 412||International Terrorism|
|Course Number||Course Title|
|CRJ 419||Domestic Terrorism|