Fighting Against Inmates’ Radicalisation

763538 - FAIR - JUST-AG-2016/JUST-AG-2016-03 PROJECT NUMBER: 763538

  • Prevent violent radicalisation of inmates.
  • Promote disengagement.
  • Facilitate reintegration into society.

Prediction – hard sciences

  Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a checklist that could predict violent extremist actions? If one ticks a number of boxes then the probability that someone is an extremist is there. The more one ticks, the bigger the probability. Wouldn’t it be nicer if one can prevent those tick boxes beforehand, avoiding catastrophic […]

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Prediction – soft sciences

  Government and academic research has consistently indicated that there is no single socio-demographic profile of a terrorist in the UK, and no single pathway leading to involvement in extremism. Terrorists come from a variety of backgrounds and appear to become involved in different ways and for differing reasons. No single factor is enough to […]

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Prediction – theory

There are scientists who argue that if we can understand what turns a normal human being into a radicalised one, and eventually into one who acts in a violent manner on his/her ideas, then we can predict who among us is a potential terrorist. That can help us prevent such acts, mainly through the incapacitation […]

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Ideology

  Whilst ideology remains central to radicalisation, it needs to be addressed in tandem with psychological needs and vulnerabilities. Often terrorist propaganda appeals to these psychological needs, such as the desire for status or excitement. Ideology acts as a ‘pull’ factor, providing a framework that fulfils a need for identity, and a diagnostic by which […]

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Rehabilitation or punishment?

  There isn’t one size fits all model in this case. This is because European policies, justice system and governing style differs in most of European countries. There are several approaches across Europe. Some countries use the criminal justice system to severely punish returnees. These countries are on the one hand motivated by their desire […]

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