Month/Year of Graduation


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Criminology and Criminal Justice

First Advisor

Dr. Erin Kearns


The violence seen at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 has sparked concern at the threat of domestic violent extremism (DVE) within the United States. Over 700 individuals have been federally charged in connection with the events of January 6 including almost 100 women. Women’s involvement in DVE is underestimated and understudied. This project utilized a corpus of over 1,000 court documents to content code variables relating to violence and DVE affiliation for the individuals who have been federally charged in relation to January 6th. The results of the coding process were then used to compare the rates at which women were involved in violence and DVE. Ultimately, the study will contribute to the lack of literature surrounding women’s involvement in DVE in the United States.