Erin Miller is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland. She is a researcher at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), where she manages the Global Terrorism Database (GTD). Miller’s research focuses on the quantitative analysis of patterns of decline among terrorist organizations and movements worldwide using data from the GTD.  She has taught statistics courses at the University of Maryland and given invited lectures on the GTD and the methodological implications of terrorism research.

Miller’s research interests include data collection, research methods, statistical methodology, retaliatory violence, desistance from violence, terrorism and theory and policy evaluation.  Miller has worked on the GTD since 2004, and in her capacity as GTD Program Manager she has worked on a number of START research projects including most recently the Integrated United States Security Database (IUSSD), Terrorism in Southeast Asia, and Border Crossings and Terrorist Attacks on the United States: Lessons for Protecting against Dangerous Entrants.


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Sociology, University of Pennsylvania 2002
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland 2005


  • <p>REFEREED ARTICLES<br> Miller, E. (2012). Patterns of onset and decline among terrorist organizations. <em>Journal of Quantitative Criminology</em>, 28, 77-101.</p><p><br> LaFree, G., &amp; Miller, E. (2008). Desistance from terrorism: What can we
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