New VOX-Pol Open Access Chapter

VOX-Pol is pleased to present a new, open-access chapter in the publication The Human Factor of Cybercrime, edited by Rutger Leukfeldt (Hague University of Applied Sciences) and Thomas J. Holt (Michigan State University).

Chapter 13 on ‘The Roles of ‘Old’ and ‘New’ Media Tools and Technologies in the Facilitation of Violent Extremism and Terrorism’, written by VOX-Pol Research Fellow Dr. Ryan Scrivens (Michigan State University) and our Coordinator, Prof. Maura Conway (Dublin City University), was made open access on 16 December 2019.

“We’re really pleased with this chapter, which starts by addressing extremists’ and terrorists’ early low-tech communication methods or what we term ‘pre-media,’ then other relatively low-tech tools, such as print and photocopying. The high-tech tools reviewed are film, radio, and television, followed by the Internet, especially social media. Given the breadth of coverage, we think this could be really useful for, especially, teaching purposes,” said Prof. Conway.

Free access to the chapter is available here.