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Fighting terrorism online: prevention is better than cure

The EU launches the fight against online terrorism with new rules to tackle propaganda and recruiting on social media. But how effective could they be?

Offering solutions to the world’s effort against crime

A side event on lessons from PROTON was held on 18 October 2018 at the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention on Transnational Organized Crime... Read more

Getting ready for the final step

The members of the PROTON project have met to organise future activities and discuss how to best develop Agent-Based Simulations for crime prevention... Read more

Welcome to the 4th PROTON Newsletter

Stay updated with the project and read our latest developments... Read more

Women and terror

PROTON’s member Professor Gary LaFree describes his investigation of the role of women in terrorism... Read more

When the remedy is worse than the disease

Dr. Justice Tankebe explains how certain counter-terrorism strategies may lead to radicalisation and argues for his findings to be taken into account in PROTON... Read more

When science challenges terrorism

New studies are developing innovative tools that mix social, psychological and economic factors to study the recruitment process of organised crime and terror groups. The balance between fundamental rights and security is at stake... Read more

Throttling up crime: crawling social media to understand outlaw motorcycle gangs’ dynamics

Can social networks shed light on criminal organisations and their recruitment of new members? Dr. Rilling delves deep into the social media world and its criminal side ... Read more

Welcome to the 3rd PROTON Newsletter

Stay updated with the project and read our latest developments... Read more

Beyond the Godfather

A new study is revealing the profile of modern mafia and scientifically testing possible policies to fight it... Read more

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