Criminogenic Groups on the Social Networking Site VKontakte: the Problem Statement

Dmitry Zhmurov
2019 Baikal Research Journal  
The article considers separate aspects of criminogenic internet groups activities. Their definition is given, scientific literature on this topic is analyzed, a classification of criminogenic social groups on the Russian social networking site «VKontakte» is suggested. A conclusion about the necessity of a thorough research of the issue is drawn. It is related to a number of aspects and namely: lack of data on types of criminogenic groups which are present on social networking sites; an
more » ... g sites; an insignificant number of works dedicated to criminogenic groups, to the analysis of their content, their structure, rate of their expansion and detection of the number of real participants; lack of internet content analysis techniques to decide whether a certain group is criminogenic or not; imperfection of preventive strategies and efficient measures of control over criminogenic groups activities and also lack of state policy in this field. The solution of the stated problems is urgent and congruent with National Security Strategy of the Russian Federation till 2020.
doi:10.17150/2411-6262.2019.10(1).11 fatcat:kuvccsyuujd73c2pwywk64p2tq