Chapter 33

A Framework for the Investigation and Modeling of Online Radicalization and the Identification of Radicalized Individuals

Petra Saskia Bayerl1, Andrew Staniforth2, Babak Akhgar3, Ben Brewster3 and Kayleigh Johnson3,    1Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands,    2North East Counter Terrorism Unit, West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire, UK,    3Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK

In this chapter we present an empirically-based theory-independent framework of online radicalization. The framework provides a systematic basis for (a) the representation of causal mechanisms of online radicalization and (b) the identification of radicalized individuals. Its application lies in informing models of online radicalization, guiding ...

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