Developmental and Life-Couse Criminology, Juvenile Delinquency, Terrorism, Violent Groups and Movements, Hate Crimes, Radical Beliefs and Behavior, Deradicalization, Disengagement
Dr. Windisch is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University. He received his Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Missouri (2011) and his M.A. in Criminology from Drury University (2014). His research relies upon developmental and life-course criminology and symbolic interactionist perspective to examine the overlap between conventional criminal offending and violent extremism. His interests are primarily at the individual-level and focus on how the negative consequences of physical/psychological trauma, identity formation, and interpersonal violence intersect with political extremism.
Simi, P., Windisch, S., Harris, D., & Ligon, G. S. (2019). Anger from Within: The Role of Emotions in Disengagement from Violent Extremism. Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology, 7(2), 3-27.
Windisch, S., Simi, P., Blee, K., & DeMichele, M. (2018). Understanding the Micro- Situational Dynamics of White Supremacist Violence in the United States. Perspectives on Terrorism, 12(6), 23-37.
Windisch, S., Logan, M. K., & Ligon, G. S. (2018). Headhunting among Extremist Organizations: An Empirical Assessment of Talent Spotting. Perspectives on Terrorism, 12(2), 44-62.
Simi, P. & Windisch, S. (2018). Why Radicalization Fails: Barriers to Mass Casualty Violence. Terrorism and Political Violence, 1-22.
Windisch, S., Ligon, G. S., & Simi, P. (2017). Organizational [Dis]trust: Comparing Disengagement among Former Far-Left and Far-Right Extremists. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 41(6), 559-580.
Simi, P., Blee, K., DeMichele, M., & Windisch, S. (2017). Addicted to Hate: Identity Residual among Former White Supremacists. American Sociological Review, 82(6), 1167-1187.
CJ 3000 - Seminar in Special Topics in Criminal Justice: Hate Crimes