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Interpreting public reactions to terrorist events using open source network analysis

Grinnell, Daniel 2017. Interpreting public reactions to terrorist events using open source network analysis. Conway, Maura, Jarvis, Lee, Lehane, Orla, Macdonald, Stuart and Nouri, Leila, eds. Terrorists' Use of the Internet, IOS Press, pp. 290-304.

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This chapter explores how post-event open source media analysis can provide new insights to usefully inform the work of strategic and operational decision makers. Informed by the analysis of empirical data deriving from a technique for the rapid measurement of the proportional impact that individual accounts and the ideological stance to which they belong is having on public discourse, this chapter aims to identify aspects of public reactions which could be better understood in the wake of terrorist events. Developing the implications of this approach, the chapter considers the opportunities and challenges for police, security, and governmental bodies in using these kinds of data to understand the segmentations, the polarisations, and the generation of conflict which take place as a result of the differing opinions and stances of those participating in open source communications.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Crime and Security Research Institute (CSURI)
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 9781614997658
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2022 01:05

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