Symposium on Crime, Conflict and Violence in a Global Society

When: 11.09.2017 - 16:15 - 17:15
Where:  Americké centrum, Tržiště 13, Praha 1 – Malá Strana

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Main image The dark web is the World Wide Web content that exists on darknets, overlay networks which use the Internet but require specific software, configurations or authorization to access.

The American Center will host a symposium with U.S. and Czech scholars from Tarleton State University, USA; University of New York Prague (UNYP), Czech Republic; and the Czech Institute of Criminology & Social Prevention (IKSP).

Cyber Crime: Unmasking and Stopping Small Arms Trafficking on the Dark Web
Dr. Christopher Copeland, Department of Criminal Justice, Tarleton State University

The development of the Dark Web as a parallel universe to the Web in the 21st century has facilitated illegal trafficking in small arms, as defined by the United Nations. The authors have used innovative investigative research methodologies to hack into the Dark Web and the sites of six gun sale sites over a six month period to identify sellers of firearms, the type and caliber of weapons for sale, their manufacturer, price in bit coin, and the principle national origins of the firearms. This is the first study of its type to unmask the illegal sale of firearms on the Dark Web.