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Toward Approaches to Big Data Analysis for Terroristic Behavior Identification: Child Soldiers in Illegal Armed Groups During the Conflict in the Donbas Region (East Ukraine)

Yuriy V. Kostyuchenko and Maxim Yuschenko
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Yuriy V. Kostyuchenko: National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Scientific Centre for Aerospace Research of the Earth, Kiev, Ukraine
Maxim Yuschenko: National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Scientific Centre for Aerospace Research of the Earth, Kiev, Ukraine

International Journal of Cyber Warfare and Terrorism (IJCWT), 2017, vol. 7, issue 1, 1-12

Abstract: Paper aimed to consider of approaches to big data (social network content) utilization for understanding of social behavior in the conflict zones, and analysis of dynamics of illegal armed groups. Analysis directed to identify of underage militants. The probabilistic and stochastic methods of analysis and classification of number, composition and dynamics of illegal armed groups in active conflict areas are proposed. Data of armed conflict – antiterrorist operation in Donbas (Eastern Ukraine in the period 2014-2015) is used for analysis. The numerical distribution of age, gender composition, origin, social status and nationality of child militants among illegal armed groups has been calculated. Conclusions on the applicability of described method in criminological practice, as well as about the possibilities of interpretation of obtaining results in the context of study of terrorism are proposed.

Date: 2017
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