Why Monitor Violent Websites? A Justification

Beijing Law Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2 (June 2012), pp. 64-71

8 Pages Posted: 6 Jul 2012

See all articles by Raphael Cohen-Almagor

Raphael Cohen-Almagor

University College London ; University of Hull

Sharon Haleva-Amir

Bar Ilan University, School of Communication

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

The authors argue that the international community should continue working together to devise rules for monitoring specific Internet sites, as human lives are at stake. Preemptive measures could prevent the translation of murderous thoughts into murderous actions. Designated monitoring mechanisms for certain websites that promote violence and seek adherents for the actualization of murderous thoughts could potentially prevent such unfortunate events. Our intention is to draw the attention of the international community’s multi-agents (law-enforcement agencies, governments, the business sector, including Internet Service Providers, websites administrators and owners, civil society groups) to the urgent need of developing monitoring schemes for certain websites, in order to prevent violent crimes.

Keywords: Internet Monitoring, Violent Websites, Dawson College Massacre, Jokela High School Massacre, Internet Governance, Kimveer Gill, VampireFreaks.com, Virginia Tech Massacre, Red Lake High School Massacre

JEL Classification: Z00

Suggested Citation

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael and Haleva-Amir, Sharon, Why Monitor Violent Websites? A Justification (2012). Beijing Law Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2 (June 2012), pp. 64-71. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2101062

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Sharon Haleva-Amir

Bar Ilan University, School of Communication ( email )

Ramat Gan
Israel

HOME PAGE: http://communication.biu.ac.il/

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