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CREATEC Weekly Seminar Series - Nick Johnson and Professor Lelia Green

Friday, 06 October 2017


Presenter: Mr Nick Johnson

Title: Law Enforcement Responses to Online Violent Extremism: The ANCODI Hypothesis

Biography: Nick is a research assistant at the Centre for Global Issues. He is also a Masters by Research in Criminal Justice student. Nick’s research interests concern radicalisation, terrorism and extremism, right-wing extremist movements, disengagement and de-radicalisation, outlaw motorcycle gangs and gang culture, social psychology, organised crime, and psychopathy.

Abstract: The relationship between the internet and radicalisation has received an increasing amount of attention in recent years. Although scholars have examined how terrorist and violent extremist groups have used the internet to recruit and promote their propaganda, less attention has been paid to developing a practical way for law enforcement to engage with "radicalising" or “radicalised” individuals online.

This presentation outlines how law enforcement can screen online emotions, particularly anger, contempt, and disgust (ANCODI) to assist in allocating risk and resources to tackle those individuals who are perceived to be at increased risk of escalating to political/ideological violence. Created by Matsumoto, Hwang, and Frank (2016), the ANCODI hypothesis is an empirically sound concept that can be used by law enforcement, as it provides evidence of the causational relationship between ANCODI and the potential for violence to occur. Building bridges between academics and practitioners, this research has been of interest to serving officers in the Western Australia Police Force.

Presenter: Professor Lelia Green

Title: Looking for (ARC) Linkages

Biography: Lelia is Professor of Communications in the School of Arts and Humanities, working predominantly in the Media and Communications, and Cultural Studies, fields. She has been lead Chief Investigator on four ARC Discovery Grants and six ARC Linkage Grants, as well as working as a CI on a seventh Linkage Project. Her past and present Linkage partners include St Vincent de Paul Society (WA), Breast Cancer Care WA, The National Heart Foundation (WA division; twice), Landgate WA and the State Library of Western Australia. As she will explain, these are collaborative achievements.

Abstract: This interactive workshop/discussion starts from first principles, addressing the hows, whys and wherefores of Linkage grant writing and winning. When do you start to look for a Linkage Partner? How many universities should you involve? What kind of research track record is necessary? Bring your questions, your ideas, and your contact book.

Event details

Date: Wednesday, 11 October 2017
Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Venue: ECU Mount Lawley Campus, Building 10, Room 10.308
Cost: Free
Light lunch will be provided


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