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2006 - International Communication Association Pages: 22 pages || Words: 7059 words || 
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1. Vaughan, Christopher. and Drabble, John. "The FBI’s Campaign to Discredit the "Cowardly Jackals" of the Ku Klux Klan, 1964-1971" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Dresden International Congress Centre, Dresden, Germany, Jun 16, 2006 Online <PDF>. 2019-09-15 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p93297_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: The Federal Bureau of Investigation employed numerous strategies to discredit the Ku Klux Klan as part of ts COINTELPRO-WHITE HATE program. Portraying KKK leaders as corrupt, prurient, foolish, and dangerous, the FBI succeeded in undermining support for the clandestine organization among those within and outside its ranks. Its use of cartoons ridiculing Klavern leaders, Wizards, and other exoticized figures contributed to public attitudes of derision for the culturally marginal practices of the Klan. Managing press coverage of the Klan also contributed to the public communication campaign that helped defeat in the public sphere a foe drawing upon considerable cultural capital in its fields of operations.

2010 - ASC Annual Meeting Words: 195 words || 
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2. Smith, Erica. "Police Use of Deadly Force against Felons: Justifiable Homicides as Reported to the FBI" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, San Francisco Marriott, San Francisco, California, <Not Available>. 2019-09-15 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p432091_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Each year, police departments across the United States report to the Federal Bureau of Investigation the total number of justifiable homicides by a cop against a felon, as well as the circumstances of those justifiable homicides. Overall, the annual number of justifiable homicides by police has not changed much since 1980. However, trend data on the circumstances surrounding the killings have changed dramatically. Far fewer felons are killed while fleeing the police or resisting arrest, and police officers now are less likely to kill a felon during the disruption of a crime than police officers in the 1980s. Conversely, the number of justifiable homicides by police of a felon who attacked a cop has doubled between 1980 and 2007.
This paper will explore some potential underlying reasons for this shift in the circumstances surrounding justified police use of deadly force against felons. Explanations examined include changes in data reporting practices by the FBI and local police departments and the impact of geographically specific policies on the distribution of justifiable homicides by police. Findings will be discussed in light of ongoing work on arrest-related deaths in custody as part of the national Deaths in Custody Reporting Act.

2011 - American Studies Association Annual Meeting Words: 305 words || 
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3. Holcomb, Gary. "Audre Lorde, the FBI, and Mexico: Rethinking Transnationalism" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Hilton Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, Oct 20, 2011 <Not Available>. 2019-09-15 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p509363_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: A critical constituent that critics have not acknowledged in reading author Audre Lorde’s Zami: A New Spelling of My Name (1982) is the text’s verification of the author’s radical leftist commitment. Lorde records how she re-imagined the notion of belonging by establishing underground bonds with comrade outcasts, and the dangerous consequence of her political engagement was state persecution. As a result of working to free the Rosenbergs, Lorde suffered persistent red baiting and chronic FBI harassment.

Eventually, the menace of McCarthyism drove the Barbadian American author to flee the United States for Mexico, where she found exiled former Lincoln Brigade volunteers and victims of the Hollywood blacklist. Among these refugees Lorde discovered fugitive leftist lesbian fellow travelers, like herself seeking a safe house where they might regenerate their commitment. As Communism was deemed to be necessarily a form of degeneracy, coupled ideologically with sexual subversion, a crucial element of the HUAC witch-hunts was the necessity for persecuting sex renegades. Cut loose from the United States, Lorde and her companions therefore were also able to pursue private desires with less fear of intervention, and this creation of new identity enabled Lorde’s later activist poetry.

Lorde’s act of scripting a new spelling of her name necessitated a radical engagement with nationalism, capitalism, and imperialism, including the hegemonic effects of such forces, among the most oppressive being the ruthless policing of sexual difference. To combat such repressive apparatuses, Lorde formed a dynamic compound militancy, a pioneering political identity.

A discussion of Lorde’s engagement with the FBI and sojourn in Mexico promises to open new doors onto the “sister outsider” author, one that recognizes the full complement of her black lesbian writing. Ultimately, such a rereading of Lorde’s “biomythography” offers the opportunity to reconsider the import of queer black leftist writing as essential to present American Studies concerns.

2006 - American Society of Criminology (ASC) Words: 74 words || 
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4. Damphousse, Kelly., Smith, Brent. and Shields, Christopher. "Two Decades of Terror: Federal Prosecutions under FBI Terrorism Investigations 1983-2004" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology (ASC), <Not Available>. 2019-09-15 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p126962_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: This paper examines federal terrorism prosecutions from the inception of the William French Smith AG Guidelines in 1983 through August 31, 2004. The data suggest that changes in both governmental behavior and terrorist group behavior affected the numbers and types of federal terrorism cases in the United States during this period. The analysis also includes findings and discussion regarding how cases since the 9/11 attack differ from those prior to this event.

2015 - American Society of Criminology – 71st Annual Meeting Words: 111 words || 
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5. Maltz, Michael. "The Ins and Outs of FBI-Collected Police Crime Data" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology – 71st Annual Meeting, Washington Hilton, Washington, DC, <Not Available>. 2019-09-15 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p1028122_index.html>
Publication Type: Individual Paper
Abstract: Although a new crime reporting system is slowly replacing the Uniform Crime Reports, it is still the most well-known indicator of crime in the US. the UCR has changed only slightly from its inception in 1929. The impetus for the UCR was “yellow journalism” practices that manufactured crime waves out of whole cloth, and the relationship between the police and journalists is still difficult, although in different ways now than at that time. And since 1960 the UCR has been available in computerized form, which facilitates an understanding of its problems and characteristics. This presentation describes some of the major difficulties with the UCR and how they affect published crime rates.

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