He conducts research on many types of social deviance and criminal behavior, including mass murder, mass shootings, and terrorism.
Dr. Lankford is the author of two books and has published articles in numerous peer-reviewed journals. He has also written for The New York Times, Foreign Policy, Wired, The Daily Beast, New Scientist, The Mail on Sunday, Scientific American, and The Huffington Post.
Dr. Lankford's research has been featured by CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, BBC World News, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Time, USA Today, NPR, BBC Radio, CBS Radio, and many other national and international outlets.
2003 to 2008, he helped coordinate Senior Executive Anti-Terrorism
Forums for high-ranking foreign military and security personnel in
conjunction with the U.S. State Departmentís Anti-Terrorism Assistance
program. During this period, ATA hosted delegations from Armenia,
Colombia, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan,
Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, and Uzbekistan.