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Research Article

People Do Not Just Snap: Watching the Electronic Trails of Potential Murderers

Raphael Cohen-Almagor*

Professor and Chair in Politics, University of Hull, United Kingdom

*Corresponding Author:
Raphael Cohen-Almagor
Professor and Chair in Politics
University of Hull, United Kingdom
Tel: 0044 (0)1482 465024
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: January 20, 2014; Accepted Date: February 20, 2014; Published Date: February 22, 2014

Citation: Almagor RC (2014) People Do Not Just Snap: Watching the Electronic Trails of Potential Murderers. J Civil Legal Sci 3:113. doi:10.4172/2169-0170.1000113

Copyright: © 2014 Almagor RC. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


The author argues 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. The intention is to draw the attention of the international community’ 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.