12:54
09 februari 2023

Terrorist recruitment now happens mainly online – which makes offenders easier to catch

Terrorist recruitment now happens mainly online – which makes offenders easier to catch
polarisatie, radicalisering

New research by Dr Jens Binder of Nottingham Trent University and Dr Chris Baker-Beall of Bournemouth University has found that terrorism radicalisation now takes place predominantly online, and that those recruited without face-to-face interaction are less likely to carry out violent attacks – but there is still a thin line between online only activity and mixed radicalisation processes, so internet extremism must still be taken seriously.

It is notoriously difficult to work out how and why someone becomes a terrorism risk. While attacks cause immense pain and suffering, the actual number of terrorist incidents in the western world is small. That makes it difficult to arrive at reliable, quantified evidence.

Lees verder via policinginsight.com

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