Research Conducted by SCCJ Doctoral Student Michael Logan Shared at Panel Discussions
Research conducted by Michael Logan, a doctoral student in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was included in a panel discussion involving the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, the U.S Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center, and the U.S. Central Command. Working under the supervision of Gina Ligon, Ph.D., Logan has been researching the intersection between leadership, expertise, and malevolent innovation in ideologically-motivated organizations.
In addition, Dr. Ligon included Logan’s research at a recent panel discussion entitled “Terrorism and Technological Innovation: The High Tech / Low Tech Paradox.” The panel consisted of Bill Braniff, executive director of Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland, and Don Rassler, assistant professor and director of strategic initiatives at the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Dr. Ligon and Logan’s presentation focused on the dynamics of tactical innovation and its influence on violent outcomes. The panelists also shared research which explored the use of technology by different extremist groups and how they impact counter-terrorism strategies.
Article publised May, 2018