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Uncommon law: understanding and quantifying the sovereign citizen movement

dc.contributor.advisorBrannan, David
dc.contributor.authorMallek, Michelle M.
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.contributor.secondreaderHalladay, Carolyn
dc.dateDec-16
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-09T00:02:18Z
dc.date.available2017-02-09T00:02:18Z
dc.date.issued2016-12
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines possible reasons why some organizations overuse the term sovereign citizen. To do so, the thesis discusses various behaviors that sovereign citizens typically undertake, describes activities that the law enforcement community and researchers classify as sovereign citizen-related, and demonstrates the incongruity in some of those attributions. This thesis also explores how various organizations at times incorrectly apply the domestic terrorist label to sovereign citizens, at variance with both state and federal law. The conclusion proposes behavioral markers as a common language for identifying and quantifying anti-government behavior. The conclusion also demonstrates ways in which organizations should apply the markers to better calculate and assess the sovereign citizen movement.en_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
dc.description.serviceAttorney Advisor, Federal Emergency Management Agencyen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/uncommonlawunder1094551576
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/51576
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.subject.authorsovereign citizenen_US
dc.subject.authordomestic terrorismen_US
dc.subject.authorterrorism statuteen_US
dc.subject.authorsocial identity theoryen_US
dc.subject.authorbehavioral markersen_US
dc.subject.authorcommon lawen_US
dc.subject.authorPosse Comitatusen_US
dc.subject.authormilitiaen_US
dc.subject.authorPatriot Movementen_US
dc.subject.authorredemption theoryen_US
dc.subject.authorBundy ranchen_US
dc.subject.authorpaper terrorismen_US
dc.subject.authoruniform commercial codeen_US
dc.subject.authorfalse lienen_US
dc.subject.authorMoorsen_US
dc.titleUncommon law: understanding and quantifying the sovereign citizen movementen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dspace.entity.typePublication
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
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