Dr. Ryan Scrivens

Ryan Scrivens is an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. He is also an Associate Director at the International CyberCrime Research Centre and a Research Fellow at the VOX-Pol Network of Excellence. Ryan conducts problem-oriented interdisciplinary research with a focus on terrorists' and extremists' use of the Internet, right-wing terrorism and extremism, combating violent extremism, hate crime, research methods and methodology, and computational social science. His recent work appears in Terrorism and Political Violence, New Media & Society, and Deviant Behavior. He has presented his findings before the UK Home Office, the Swedish Defence Research Agency in Stockholm, and the United Nations in New York City and Vienna, among others. His research has also been funded by Public Safety Canada, the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society, and VOX-Pol.

Contact Information:
Email: rscriv@msu.edu

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Relevant Publications:

Scrivens, R., Gaudette, T., Conway, M., & Holt, T. J. (In Press). Right-Wing Extremists' Use of the Internet: Trends in the Empirical Literature. In B. Perry, J. Gruenewald, & R. Scrivens (Eds.), Right-Wing Extremism in Canada and the United States. Palgrave.

Davies, G., Scrivens, R., Gaudette, T., & Frank, R. (In Press). A Longitudinal Comparison of Violent and Non-Violent Right-Wing Extremist Identities Online. In B. Perry, J. Gruenewald, & R. Scrivens (Eds.), Right-Wing Extremism in Canada and the United States. Palgrave.

Scrivens, R., Chermak, S. M., Freilich, J. D., Wojciechowski, T. W., & Frank, R. (2021). Detecting Extremists Online: Examining Online Posting Behaviors of Violent and Non-Violent Right-Wing Extremists. RESOLVE Network Policy Note.

Scrivens, R., Osuna, A. I., Chermak, S. M., Whitney, M. A., & Frank, R. (2021). Examining Online Indicators of Extremism in Violent Right-Wing Extremist Forums. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism.

Scrivens, R., Burruss, G. W., Holt, T. J., Chermak, S. M., Freilich, J. D., & Frank, R. (2021). Triggered by Defeat or Victory? Assessing the Impact of Presidential Election Results on Extreme Right-Wing Mobilization Online. Deviant Behavior.

Hutchinson, J., Amarasingam, A., Scrivens, R., & Ballsun-Stanton, B. (2021). Mobilizing Extremism Online: Comparing Australian and Canadian Right-Wing Extremist Groups on Facebook. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression.

Scrivens, R., Wojciechowski, T. W., Freilich, J. D., Chermak, S. M., & Frank, R. (2021). Comparing the Online Posting Behaviors of Violent and Non-Violent Right-Wing Extremists. Terrorism and Political Violence.

Scrivens, R., & Gaudette, T. (2021). Terrorists’ and Violent Extremists’ Use of the Internet and Cyberterrorism. In T. J. Holt (Ed.), Crime Online: Causes, Correlates and Context, Fourth Edition. Carolina Academic Press.

Scrivens, R., Wojciechowski, T. W., & Frank, R. (2020). Examining the Developmental Pathways of Online Posting Behavior in Violent Right-Wing Extremist Forums. Terrorism and Political Violence.

Gaudette, T., Scrivens, R., Davies, G., & Frank R. (2020). Upvoting Extremism: Collective Identity Formation and the Extreme Right on Reddit. New Media and Society.

Gaudette, T., Scrivens, R., & Venkatesh, V. (2020). The Role of the Internet in Facilitating Violent Extremism: Insights from Former Right-Wing Extremists. Terrorism and Political Violence.

Scrivens, R. (2020). Exploring Radical Right-Wing Posting Behaviors Online. Deviant Behavior

Scrivens, R., Gill, P., & Conway, M. (2020). The Role of the Internet in Facilitating Violent Extremism and Terrorism: Suggestions for Progressing Research. In T. J. Holt & A. Bossler (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of International Cybercrime and Cyberdeviance. Palgrave (Cybercrime Series).

Scrivens, R., & Amarasingam, A. (2020). Haters Gonna “Like”: Exploring Canadian Far-Right Extremism on Facebook. In M. Littler & B. Lee (Eds.), Digital Extremisms: Readings in Violence, Radicalisation and Extremism in the Online Space. Palgrave (Cybercrime Series).

Scrivens, R., Davies, G., & Frank, R. (2020). Measuring the Evolution of Radical Right-Wing Posting Behaviors Online. Deviant Behavior.

Conway, M., Scrivens, R., & Macnair, L. (2019). Right-Wing Extremists’ Persistent Online Presence: History and Contemporary Trends. The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague.

Scrivens, R., & Conway, M. (2019). The Roles of ‘Old’ and ‘New’ Media Tools and Technologies in the Facilitation of Violent Extremism and Terrorism. In R. Leukfeldt & T. J. Holt (Eds.), The Human Factor of Cybercrime. Routledge.

Scrivens, R., Gaudette, T., Davies, G., & Frank, R. (2019). Searching for Extremist Content Online Using The Dark Crawler and Sentiment Analysis. In M. Deflem & D. Silva (Eds.), Methods of Criminology and Criminal Justice Research. Emerald Publishing.

Scrivens, R., & Bouchard, M. (2019). 21st Century Crimes: Cybercrime and Terrorism. In N. Boyd (Ed.), Understanding Crime in Canada (Second Edition). Emond Publishing.

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

Scrivens, R., Davies, G., & Frank, R. (2018). Searching for Signs of Extremism on the Web: An Introduction to Sentiment-based Identification of Radical Authors. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression.

Figea, L., Kaati, L., & Scrivens, R. (2016). Measuring Online Affects in a White Supremacy Forum. In Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI).

Scrivens, R., & Frank, R. (2016). Sentiment-based Classification of Radical Text on the Web. In Proceedings of the 2016 European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC).

Perry, B., & Scrivens, R. (2016). White Pride Worldwide: Constructing Global Identities Online. In J. Schweppe & M. Walters (Eds.), The Globalisation of Hate: Internationalising Hate Crime (pp. 65-78). Oxford University Press.

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).