Australian Neo-Jihadist Terrorism: Mapping the Network and Cell Analysis Using Wiretap Evidence
This article contributes toward the growing literature on social network analysis and terrorism studies through an examination of the Australian neo-Jihadist network. The focus is on measuring how large the Australian neo-Jihadist network is and uncovering how connected individuals within the network are. A detailed social network analysis of the Melbourne cell arrested in 2005 under Operation Pendennis is then undertaken. The study primarily uses Listening Device and Telephone Intercept transcripts to analyze how the cell was structured, operated, and how individuals within the group interacted. It is hoped that this work will contribute toward a more detailed understanding of the neo-Jihadist phenomenon in Australia.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Global Terrorism Research Center (GTReC) Monash University, Caulfield, Australia
Publication date: April 1, 2012