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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC3128: Introduction to Open-source Intelligence (OSINT)

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Akhgar, B., Bayerl, P., & Sampons, F. (2017) Open Source Intelligence Investigation: From Strategy to Implementation (first edition) Spinger: Cham

Bazzell, M. (2019) Open Source Intelligence Techniques: Resources for Searching and Analyzing Online Information (7th edition) Independently published

Bellingcat podcast: https://www.bellingcat.com/category/resources/podcasts/

Golenburg, A. & Finkelstein, J. (2020) Cyber Swarming, Memetic Warfare And Viral Insurgency: How Domestic Militants Organize on Memes to Incite Violent Insurrection and Terror Against Government and Law Enforcement available online: http://ncri.io/wp-content/uploads/NCRI-White-Paper-Memetic-Warfare.pdf

Human Rights Center (2020) Berkeley Protocol on Digital Open Source Investigations available online: https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Publications/OHCHR_BerkeleyProtocol.pdf

NATO (2001) NATO Open Source Handbook available online: http://www.oss.net/dynamaster/file_archive/030201/ca5fb66734f540fbb4f8f6ef759b258c/NATO%20OSINT%20Handbook%20v1.2%20-%20Jan%202002.pdf

OSINTCurio.us website: https://osintcurio.us/

Silverman, C. (2020) Verification Handbook: For Disinformation and Media Manipulation (First edition) available online: https://s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/datajournalismcom/handbooks/Verification-Handbook-3.pdf

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) (2011) Criminal Intelligence

Manual for Analysts available online: https://www.unodc.org/documents/organized-crime/Law-Enforcement/Criminal_Intelligence_for_Analysts.pdf