[Air-L] Online Behaviours of Convicted UK Terrorists

Maura Conway maura.conway at dcu.ie
Thu Nov 5 02:29:48 PST 2015

Dear All,

Apologies for self-promotion, but I thought some AoIRers might be
interested in the following:

*What are the Roles of the Internet in Terrorism? Measuring Online
Behaviours of Convicted UK Terrorists *

Paul Gill, Emily Corner, Amy Thornton & Maura Conway

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.



*Dr. Maura Conway*
*Senior Lecturer in International Security *School of Law and Government
Dublin City University
Dublin 9

Tel. +353 1 700 6472
E-Mail. maura.conway at dcu.ie
Skype. galwaygrrl

Twitter: @galwaygrrl

Website: http://doras.dcu.ie/view/people/Conway,_Maura.html


VOX-Pol Project on Violent Online Political Extremism

Website: http://www.voxpol.eu

Twitter: @VOX_Pol


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