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Dr. Murat Haner

Title: Instructor
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Phone: 941-359-4386
Email: hanerm@usf.edu
Office: Annex 115

Dr. Murat Haner is an Instructor of Criminology at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus. His research focuses on terrorism and political violence, examining the consequences of violence and the radicalization into, through, and out of terrorist organizations. Dr. Haner’s work also examines public beliefs about, fear of, and reactions to terrorism and 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 3 national surveys. He currently teaches “Survey of the Criminal Justice System”, “Introduction to Psychology of Intelligence”, “Terrorism and Homeland Security”, “Victimology”, and “Terrorism, Insurgency and Political Violence”.

He received his PhD in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2016, his MA in Political Science from the same university in 2014, his MS in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2010, and his BA in Security Studies from School of Security Sciences-Ankara in 2006.

Research Areas: 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.

Regions: Global, Middle East and North Africa, North America, South East Asia.

Publications

Books

  • Haner, Murat (2017). The Freedom Fighter: A Terrorist’s Own Story.  New York: Routledge

*Nominated for the American Society of Criminology, 2019 Michael Hindelang Best Book Award. 
*Nominated for the Association of American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence, 2019 The R. R. Hawkins Award.
*Nominated for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 2020 Outstanding Book Award. 

  • Haner, Murat & Melissa M. Sloan (eds.) (Forthcoming). Theories of Terrorism: Contemporary Perspectives.  New York: Routledge.

  • Haner, Murat & Melissa M. Sloan (Forthcoming) Terrorism and Homeland Security. Oxford University Press

Journal Articles

  • Haner, Murat, Melissa M. Sloan, Francis T. Cullen, Amanda Graham, Cheryl Lero Jonson, and Teresa C. Kulig (Forthcoming). “Making America Safe Again: Public Support for Policies to Reduce Terrorism.” Deviant Behavior.
  • Haner, Murat, Melissa Sloan, Francis T. Cullen, Teresa C. Kulig, and Cheryl Lero Jonson (2019). “Public Concern about Terrorism: Fear, Worry, and Support for Anti-Muslim Policies”.Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World.

  • Haner, Murat, Michael L. Benson, and Francis T. Cullen. (2019) “Code of the Terrorists: The PKK and the Social Construction of Violence.”  Critical Criminology.

  • Kulig, Teresa C., Amanda Graham, Francis T. Cullen, Alex R. Piquero, Murat Haner (Forthcoming). “Bad Hombres at the Southern U.S. Border? White Nationalism and the Perceived Dangerousness of Uninvited Immigrants.” Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology.

  • Haner, Murat, Francis T. Cullen, Cheryl Lero Jonson, Alexander L. Burton, and Teresa C. Kulig. (2019). “Price of Liberty or Never Again: Americans’ Views on Preventing Mass Murder.” Justice Evaluation Journal.

  • Haner, Murat, Francis T. Cullen, and Michael L. Benson. (2019) “Women and the PKK: Ideology, Gender, and Terrorism.” International Criminal Justice Review 

  • Kulig, Teresa C., Francis T. Cullen, and Murat Haner. (2019)  "President or Predator? The Social Construction of Donald Trump in a Divided America."  Victims & Offenders 14 (8), 2019. 

  • Haner, Murat, Ashley Wichern, and Marissa Fleenor. (2018). “The Turkish Foreign Fighters and the Dynamics Behind Their Flow Into Syria And Iraq.” Terrorism and Political Violence DOI:10.1080/09546553.2018.1471398

  • Haner, Murat and Heejin Lee. (2017). “Placing School Victimization in a Global Context.” Victims & Offenders, 12 (6), 845-867. 10.1080/15564886.2017.1361675

Journal Articles Under Review

  • Graham, Amanda, Murat Haner, Melissa Sloan, Francis T. Cullen, Teresa C. Kulig, and Cheryl Lero Jonson (2019). Race and Fear of Police Brutality: The Hidden Injuries of Minority Status in America.Victims & Offenders (revise and resubmit).

  • Sloan, Melissa, Murat Haner, Francis T. Cullen, Cheryl Lero Jonson, and Teresa Kulig, "Reacting to the Threat of Terrorism: Behavioral Strategies to Reduce Victimization.”  Crime & Delinquency (under review).

Works in Progress

  • Haner, Murat, Melissa Sloan, Francis T. Cullen, Teresa Kulig, and Cheryl Lero Jonson, "Safe Haven or Dangerous Place?  Americans' Perceived Risk of Violent Community Events"
National Surveys Carried out for Research/Data Collection
  • Haner, Murat; Francis T. Cullen; Teresa Kulig, "President Or Predator? The Social Construction Of Donald Trump" (17-15 October, 2017, National probability sample of 1000 Americans-$5,000.00).

  • Haner, Murat; Cheryl Jonson, Francis T. Cullen; Teresa Kulig, "The Price of Liberty Or Never Again: Americans’ Views On Gun Control After Las Vegas" (December 1-8, 2017, National probability sample of 1000 Americans--$4,000.00)

  • Haner, Murat; Melissa Sloan, "Fear of Terrorism: A National Study Of The American Public" (July 17, 2018, National probability sample of 1000 Americans--$8,000.00).

Encyclopedia Entries

  • Haner, Murat (2015). Frank Serpico.  In S. Chermak and Frankie Y. Bailey (Eds.).  Crimes of the Centuries: An Encyclopedia of Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials in American History (pp. 702-704). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO
  • Haner, Murat (2015) Watergate Scandal.  In Steven Chermak and Frankie Y. Bailey (Eds.).  Crimes of the Centuries: An Encyclopedia of Notorious Crimes, Criminals, and Criminal Trials in American History (pp. 829-831). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO

Research Presentations

  • Haner, M., Sloan, M., Cullen, F.T., Jonson, C.L., & Kulig, T. (2019).  "Reacting to the Threat of Terrorism: Behavioral Strategies to Reduce Victimization.” Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA, November.
  • Haner, M., Sloan, M., Cullen, F.T., Graham, A., Jonson, C.L., & Kulig, T. (2020).  " Making America Safe Again: Public Support For Policies To Reduce Terrorism.” Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, San Antonio, TX, March.
  • Graham, A.,  Haner, M., Sloan, M., Cullen, F.T., Jonson, C.L., & Kulig, T. (2019). "Race and Fear of Police Brutality: The Hidden Injuries of Minority Status in America."  Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA, November.
  • Haner, Murat. (2018). “The Turkish Foreign Fighters and the Dynamics Behind Their Flow Into Syria And Iraq.” Invited speaker at the panel moderated by Mia Bloom at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology Meeting. November, Atlanta, GA.
  • Kulig, T. C., Haner, M., & Cullen, F. T. (2018). “President or Predator? The Social Construction of Trump in a Divided America.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, November, Atlanta, GA.
  • Haner, Murat. (2014). “Strategic Depth and Its Practice: Analyzing the Past Ten Years of Turkey Through Zero Problems Policy.”  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL

Research Reported in Media

Who Does the American Public Believe: Donald Trump or His Female Accusers Research report with Teresa Kulig and Francis T. Cullen

Price of Liberty or Never Again: A National Study of Americans’ Views on Preventing Mass Murder Research report with Teresa Kulig, Cheryl Lero Jonson, and Francis T. Cullen