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  NCJ Number: NCJ 241167     Find in a Library
  Title: Extremism on the World Wide Web: A Research Review
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  Author(s): W. Chris Hale
  Journal: Criminal Jusice Studies  Volume:25  Issue:4  Dated:December 2012  Pages:343 to 356
  Date Published: 12/2012
  Page Count: 14
  Annotation: This paper addresses the importance of the Internet in supporting rightwing extremist objectives.
  Abstract: The following paper addresses the importance of the Internet in supporting rightwing extremist objectives. More specifically, this paper will examine Internet facilitation of information sharing, fundraising, social networking and recruitment, publicity, and risk mitigation. Specific tactics under investigation include, but are not limited to, the use and creation of electronic bulletin boards, the widespread adoption of multimedia technologies to attract children and teenagers, and the ever increasing use of writing and speaking in code. Given recent growth trends concerning group membership, it is imperative that Internet usage by these groups be exploited for research and intelligence purposes. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
  Main Term(s): Criminology
  Index Term(s): Telecommunications ; Revolutionary or terrorist groups ; Recruitment ; Science and Technology ; Computer related crime ; Bias related violence ; White supremacists
  Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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