1st Edition

White Supremacist Violence Understanding the Resurgence and Stopping the Spread

    308 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    308 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    White Supremacist Violence is a powerful resource for education and mental health professionals who are developing the tools and skills needed to slow the progress of the fast-growing hate movement in the United States.

    Chapters immerse the reader in a hybrid of research, historical reviews, current events, social media and online content, case studies, and personal experiences. The first half of the text explores the ways in which individuals become increasingly indoctrinated through the exploitation of cognitive openings, perceptions of real or imagined marginalization, and exposure to political rhetoric and manipulation, as well as an examination of social media and commerce sites that create a climate ripe for recruitment. The second half of the book walks the reader through three case studies and offers treatment considerations to assist mental-health professionals and those developing education and prevention-based programming.

    White Supremacist Violence gives readers useful perspectives and insights into the white supremacy movement while offering clinicians, threat-assessment professionals, and K-12 and university educators and administrators practical guidance on treatment and prevention efforts.

    1. White Supremacy: A Growing Threat  2. The Religious Influences of White Supremacy in the United States  3. The Intersecting Identities of Primary Targets: BIPOC, Muslims, Jews, AAPI, Women, LGBTQ+  4. Know Thy Enemy: Language and Symbols of Hate  5. Social Media and the Growth of Hate Speech and Exposure  6. The Lost and Looking: Cognitive Openings and a Search for Purpose  7. Hatred in Action: A Review of Cases  8. Introduction to Three Case Studies  9. Identifying the Risk Factors  10. Identifying the Protective Factors  11. Developing the White Supremacist Indoctrination Rubric  12. Conducting a Violence Risk Assessment  13. Overview of Treatment Approaches  14. Treatment Approaches for Hank  15. Treatment Approaches for Jesse  16. Treatment Approaches for Dawson  17. Prevention and Educational Programming  18. It Takes a Village: A Review of Organizations and Resources to Help  19. Appendix: The White Supremacist Indoctrination Rubric


    Brian Van Brunt is the creative director at D-Prep, where he consults on threat assessment, crisis preparedness, crisis response, emergency operations, behavioral intervention, mental health, and DEI.

    Lisa Pescara-Kovach, PhD, is the director for the Center for Education in Mass Violence and Suicide and a professor of educational psychology specializing in prevention through postvention related to mass violence, domestic terrorism, and suicide.

    Bethany Van Brunt owns Looking Glass Consulting and Design and is the CEO of InterACTT, a subscription service supporting counseling, disability services, student conduct, law enforcement, CARE/threat teams, and DEI.