A psychological perspective on virtual communities supporting terrorist & extremist ideologies as a tool for recruitment

Bowman-Grieve, Lorraine (2013) A psychological perspective on virtual communities supporting terrorist & extremist ideologies as a tool for recruitment. Security Informatics, 2 (9). ISSN UNSPECIFIED

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Abstract

This paper considers the role of virtual communities as a tool for recruitment used by terrorist and extremist movements. Considering involvement as a psychological process and thinking about recruitment from a psychological perspective, the facilitation of online elements important to this process are highlighted in this paper. In addition a short case study taken from the use of the Internet by the Radical Right movement provides examples of how the Internet can be used to promote involvement and encourage recruitment into terrorist and extremist movements.

Keywords:Psychology, Terrorism, Extremism, Virtual communities, Recruitment
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C890 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
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ID Code:8914
Deposited On:17 Apr 2013 20:26

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