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Investigating Radicalization Trends

Case Studies in Europe and Asia

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  • Presents a comprehensive understanding of the interconnectivities and trends behind emerging radicalisation patterns;

  • Features newest conceptual and practical knowledge to monitor, analyse and respond to radicalization around the world;

  • Provides a comprehensive view into the methodologies for analysis, through visualizations, case studies and applications.

Part of the book series: Security Informatics and Law Enforcement (SILE)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    • Babak Akhgar, Douglas Wells
    Pages 1-9
  3. Security and European Polarisation

    • Jéssica Cohen, José María Blanco
    Pages 11-27
  4. The So-Called ‘Lone Wolf’ Phenomenon

    • Justina Jurczak, Tomasz Łachacz, Holger Nitsch
    Pages 41-53
  5. Cyber Intelligence Against Radicalisation and Violent Extremism

    • José María Blanco, Jéssica Cohen, Holger Nitsch
    Pages 55-80
  6. Testing for Reliability of the TARGET Threat Analysis Instrument (TTAI): An Interdisciplinary Instrument for the Analysis of School Shooting Threats

    • Nadine Ahlig, Kristin Göbel, Mirko Allwinn, Nora Fiedler, Vincenz Leuschner, Herbert Scheithauer
    Pages 81-100
  7. Radicalisation: No Prevention Without ‘Juridicalisation’

    • Sergio Bianchi, Maria Ladu, Serena Bianchi
    Pages 123-178
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 281-294

About this book

This book provides a detailed insight into the complex dynamics of radicalization that are in play amongst contemporary society. The authors focus on understanding emerging trends and models that can be used to analyse and understand modern violent extremist and xenophobic discourse. The chapters cover multiple regions, providing a collective analysis of country-specific case studies for the formulation of best practices, recommendations and learning material. It is recommended that this book may serve as a compendium for practitioners, academics, teachers and students wishing to gain state-of-the art knowledge. Topics covered by the authors vary from hands-on practical information to tactical, operational, strategic and ethical guidance. This book provides a holistic, harmonized approach based upon European internal security strategies recognizing that internal security cannot be achieved in isolation from the rest of the world. Additionally, this material resonates with the EU’s commitment to fight extremism in a rational manner, alongside promoting human rights, democracy, peace and stability within the EU Member States.

  • Presents a comprehensive understanding of the interconnectivities and trends behind emerging radicalisation patterns;
  • Features newest conceptual and practical knowledge to monitor, analyse and respond to radicalization around the world;
  • Provides a comprehensive view into the methodologies for analysis, through visualizations, case studies and applications.

Keywords

  • Security and technology
  • Radicalisation and technology
  • Violent Extremism and technology
  • Terrorism and technology
  • Policing and technology
  • Radicalization in Asia and Europe
  • quality control, reliability, safety and risk

Editors and Affiliations

  • CENTRIC, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK

    Babak Akhgar, Douglas Wells

  • CIPHER, Prosegur Company, Madrid, Spain

    José María Blanco

About the editors

Babak Akhgar is Professor of Informatics and Director of CENTRIC (Centre of excellence in terrorism, resilience, intelligence and organised crime research). Babak has more than 100 referred publications on security, OSINT, counter terrorism and cybercrime. He is principal investigator and technical lead in several multimillion Euros international security initiatives.  He has co-edited two books on intelligence management – Intelligence Management: Knowledge Driven Frameworks for Combating Terrorism and Organised Crime, and Strategic Intelligence Management: National Security Imperatives and Information and Communications Technologies. Prof Akhgar latest books are titled Cyber Crime and Cyber Terrorism, An investigators handbook and Application of Big Data for National Security are published by Elsevier. In addition to his scholarly activities; Prof Akhgar was trustee of Police National Legal Database (PNLD), board member of European Organisation for Security and member of SAS UK academic board. 

Douglas Wells is a leading researcher of CENTRIC, specialising in subjects of domestic extremism, international terrorism and IR critical theory. Douglas graduated from Lancaster University with an MA in Conflict, Development and Security Studies, he is currently researching a PhD into UK police use of OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) towards domestic extremism. Despite his relatively young age, Douglas has taken on significant roles in multiple EU-funded projects for the DG-home and Horizon 2020 FP7 initiatives. Much of his work includes practical, primary research, such as involvement with extremist marches, interviews and recreating crime-scenes and other physical examples of radicalised behaviour.

Jose Maria Blanco is a security expert working for Guardia Civil, Jose manages and oversees several critical areas such as; knowledge management, foresight and horizon scanning of international, national and homeland security, and, intelligence analysis. Jose holds two masters, one in Intelligence Analysis from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, and another in Risk Prevention from INSHT, Madrid. In particular, his education has focused around Intelligence Cycles, Analysis Techniques, Foresight, Dissemination and Competitive Intelligence.  


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Buying options

eBook
USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-25436-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)