Understanding the role of the internet in the process of radicalisation: an analysis of convicted extremists in England and Wales

Kenyon, J., Binder, J. ORCID: 0000-0002-1083-7109 and Baker-Beall, C. ORCID: 0000-0003-4641-4463, 2022. Understanding the role of the internet in the process of radicalisation: an analysis of convicted extremists in England and Wales. Studies in Conflict andamp; Terrorism. ISSN 1057-610X

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Abstract

This study explores the Internet's role in radicalization pathways and offending of 235 convicted extremists in England and Wales. A comprehensive database was developed by coding content of specialist assessment reports by professionals with direct contact with individuals concerned. A series of quantitative analyses were then conducted. Findings suggest the Internet is playing an increasingly prominent role in radicalization, with variations in online activities depending on pathway taken. Internet use has also changed over time, with increasing social media use. This study informs the debate on the Internet’s role within radicalization pathways, guiding counter-terrorism approaches and policy in this area.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Studies in Conflict andamp; Terrorism
Creators: Kenyon, J., Binder, J. and Baker-Beall, C.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date: 24 April 2022
ISSN: 1057-610X
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10.1080/1057610x.2022.2065902DOI
1540016Other
Rights: Copyright © 2022 Informa UK Limited. This is an original manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Studies in Conflict & Terrorism on 24 April 2022, available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/1057610X.2022.2065902
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 26 Apr 2022 12:57
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022 12:57
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/46200

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