An involuntarily celibate community: Research to understand incels

Press/Media: Research


The incel community has been associated with terrorist attacks and misogynistic violence. But logically, just as not all violent terrorists are incels, not all incels are violent terrorists and uncritical condemnation is neither scientific nor constructive. Allysa Czerwinsky joins us for an open and objective discussion of the incel community and research into that community so that we can better understand this group. Dr Nicolas Vermeys answers another of my silly questions about the regulations around the storage of data and whether companies as victims of data breaches can also be held responsible for the loss of their client’s data. 

Period15 Jun 2023

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleCybercrimeology
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionCybercrimeology is a podcast about cybercrime, its research and its researchers. We talk to top researchers from around the world to learn about different forms of cybercrime and their research. We learn about cybercrime theory, organized crime online, Darknet drug markets, cybercrime awareness and crime prevention, technology-facilitated intimate partner violence and much more. The podcast has been running since November of 2019 and there is still so much to learn. I am happy to have you along for the journey into this fascinating subject.
    Producer/AuthorMichael Joyce
    PersonsAllysa Czerwinsky