Volksfront: A Brief History of Bigotry and Violence

by Shane Nellis
Criminology / Criminal Justice
Faculty advisor: Dr. Neal McNabb

Some agencies believe Volksfront is the most active skinhead group in the United States. Started in 1994, this extremist group already has a very violent past. A neo-Nazi organization dedicated to “purifying the white race,” Volksfront has been implicated in attacks all over the world. Using Merton’s Strain Theory, this project explains what motivates individuals to join this bigoted organization and carry out violence (primarily against homosexuals and minorities).