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6 Fractal tools in combating terrorism and money laundering

From the book Advanced Ceramics and Applications

  • Dragan Djurdjević , Vojkan Mitić , Miroslav Stevanović and Ljubiša Kocić


Information society imposes globalization and universalization of values. In these circumstances, terrorism, as institutional political violence which attempts to spread morbid fear, becomes a threat not only to the nations but also to politics on the global level. Today, intelligence activities in combatting terrorism encompass financial investigations and money laundering for financing terrorism, which results in broadening of the scope of data to the level that is impossible for human logical evaluation. Technologies development increased the capacity of speed and the amount of data processing, which has enabled the computer experiments and simulations trying to get to more complex planning and forecasting to counterterrorism and “dirty” money transaction, as highly dangerous, complex and variable phenomena. This presentation aims at quotation the wide spectrum of mathematically founded fractal concepts suited to generate computer models of antiterrorist activities. In this sense, the logistic behind the items connected with detecting and recognizing the degree of terroristic threat by comparing fractal structure of people’s faces, fast search through the databases of faces and fingerprints. The speed of searching processes is of vital importance, which promotes the crucial importance of compression and data reduction with preservation of regularity. Especially important are analytic forecasting of missing visual data and forms, to supplement the empirical evidences and records. All these operations are possible with higher degree of knowledge utilization and adaptation of virtual reality in the fight against terrorism and different forms of money laundering. The results indicate that the achievements implementation of the concept of fractals depends on substantial prior knowledge, environmental influences, subsystem integration, decentralization and synchronization, and allows us to come up with similar high information technology models, but not necessarily to enable identification of the authentic features of the various anomalies that result in objectively asocial consequences. In this sense, we conclude that the application of information technology in the fight against terrorism, based on the concept of fractals has its place in the arsenal of antiterroristic prevention.

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