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Other / n/a

Authors

Maura Conway
Amy Thornton
Emily Corner
Paul Gill

Subjects

Journalism & Mass Media

Topics
extremism communication online social media radicalisation descriptive statistics terrorism internet

What are the roles of the Internet in terrorism? Measuring online behaviours of convicted UK terrorists (2015)

Abstract Using a unique dataset of 227 convicted UK-based terrorists, this report fills a large gap in the existing literature. Using descriptive statistics, we first outline the degree to which various online activities related to radicalisation were present within the sample. The results illustrate the variance in behaviours often attributed to ‘online radicalisation’. Second, we conducted a smallest-space analysis to illustrate two clusters of commonly co-occurring behaviours that delineate behaviours from those directly associated with attack planning. Third, we conduct a series of bivariate and multivariate analyses to question whether those who interact virtually with like-minded individuals or learn online, exhibit markedly different experiences (e.g. radicalisation, event preparation, attack outcomes) than those who do not.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Humanities and Social Science
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Monograph
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: Centre for International Studies (CIS)
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Humanities and Social Science: School of Law and Government
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Social Sciences: Communication
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Social Sciences: Terrorism

Full list of authors on original publication

Maura Conway, Amy Thornton, Emily Corner, Paul Gill

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