ModeRad is based on analysis of metadata about violent and radicalised speech on the Internet, analysing the incidence and prevalence of these deviant phenomena, its typologies, and its environmental factors.

The software detects and records the violent and radicalised discourse in Twitter, based on the taxonomy of the violent and hate speech on cyberspace.

CRÍMINA is a research centre belonging to Miguel Hernández University founded in 2011 and dedicated to research on security and crime prevention from a cutting-edge social science perspective. As part of Miguel Hernández University, a modern university which is placed among the top three productive universities in research in Spain, CRÍMINA has coordinated more than 20 national and international R+D initiatives.

Fernando Miró Llinares (PhD), who has a more than 15-year career in crime science research is the Principal Investigator of our Research Centre. Our staff is comprised of PhD researchers and PhD Candidates in criminal law, criminology, psychology, philosophy, statistics, and methodology. CRÍMINA also relies on practitioners from Spanish police departments and the Justice system.


ModeRad is a desktop application (local hosting/not web) capable of detecting potential radical content to remove it, identify radical content users for being investigated and monitor suspicious #hashtags. ModeRad will be available to officials of law enforcement authorities and police departments wo are directly involved in investigation of radical content on the Internet.

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ModeRad is a desktop application (local hosting/not web) capable of:

  1. Detect potential radical content to remove it.
  2. Identify radical content users for being investigated.
  3. Monitor suspicious #hashtags.

In order to be able to verify the eligibility of users, applications must be accompanied by the full officials’ names, email addresses, job titles and work contact details (agency name, postal address, phone and fax).

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Crimina is aware of the regulation on data protection through Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data and which repeals Directive 95/46/EC, and is therefore allocating resources to ensure the legal compliance.

Crimina is also aware of the legislation arising from WP6, related to counter-radicalisation in criminal law (including requirements related to the use of digital evidence) in a representative selection of EU Member States and international and European legal frameworks.