Dr. Garth Davies

Garth Davies is an Associate Professor in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University and is the Co-Director of the Terrorism, Risk, and Security Studies professional online Master's Program at Simon Fraser University. His current work involves developing a database for evaluating programs for countering violent extremism; the social psychology of radicalization; and the statistical modeling and projection of violent right-wing extremism. He has also been involved in the development of the Terrorism and Extremism Network Extractor (TENE), a web-crawler designed to investigate extremist activities on the internet. The crawler is presently being adapted to examine violent extremism on the dark net. Dr. Davies earned his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University.


Contact Information:

Email: garthd@sfu.ca
Phone: +1 (778) 782-4764

Relevant Publications:

Bouchard, M., Davies, G., Frank, R., Wu, E., & Joffres, K. (Forthcoming, 2018). The Social Structure of Extremist Websites. In J. Littlewood, L. Dawson, & S. Thompson (Eds.), Canada Among Nations, 2018: Terrorism and Counterterrorism. University of Toronto Press.

Gaudette, T., Scrivens, R., & Davies, G. (2018). The Future of Detecting Extreme-Right Sentiment Online. VOX-Pol Network of Excellence Blog.

Monk, B., Mitchell, J., Frank, R., & Davies, G. (2018). Uncovering Tor: An Examination of the Network Structure. Security and Communication Networks.

Scrivens, R., & Davies, G. (2018). Identifying Radical Content Online. Policy Options.

Scrivens, R., Davies, G., & Frank, R. (2017). Searching for Signs of Extremism on the Web: An Introduction to Sentiment-based Identification of Radical Authors. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression.

Corrado, R., Cohen, I., & Davies, G. (2016). Terrorism Crime Prevention Policies in Liberal Democracies: Challenges, Dilemmas, and Options. In J. Winterdyk (Ed.) Crime Prevention: International Perspectives, Issues, and Trends. CRC Press.

Davies, G., Neudecker, C., Ouellet, M., Bouchard, M., & Ducol, B. (2016). Toward a Framework to Assess Online Programs for Countering Violent Extremism. Journal for Deradicalization, 6, 51-86.

Ducol, B., Bouchard, M., Davies, G., Ouellet, M., & Neudecker, C. (2016). Assessment of the State of Knowledge: Connections between Research on the Social Psychology of the Internet and Violent Extremism. Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society: No.16-05.

Frank, R., Bouchard, M., Davies, G., & Mei, J. (2015). Spreading the Message Digitally: A Look into Extremist Organizations’ use of the Internet. In R. G. Smith, R.C.-C. Cheung and L.Y.-C. Lau (Eds.) Cybercrime Risks and Responses: Eastern and Western Perspectives. Palgrave.

Davies, G., Bouchard, M., Wu, E., Joffres, K., & Frank, R. (2015). Terrorist and Extremist Organizations’ use of the Internet for Recruitment. In M. Bouchard (Ed.) Social Networks, Terrorism, and Counter-Terrorism: Radical and Connected (pp. 105-127). Routledge.

Scrivens, R., Davies, G., Frank, R., & Mei, J. (2015). Sentiment-based Identification of Radical Authors (SIRA). In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE ICDM Workshop on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI).

Wu, E., Carleton, R., & Davies, G. (2014). Discovering Bin-Kaden’s Replacement in Al-Qaeda, using Social Network Analysis: A Methodological Investigation. Perspectives on Terrorism, 8(1), 57-73.