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.

Push factors:
• Sense of grievance, injustice
• Need for identity, meaning, belonging/comradeship
• Desire for excitement, challenge, adventure
• Need for status, significance
• Criminality
• Attraction to authoritarian ideologies
• Certain mental health problems

Pull factors:
• Ideology provides a diagnostic function
• Identification with a noble cause, accessing a proxy family, social capital
• Access to excitement, challenge, adventure
• Empowered by extremist identity
• Outlet for criminal capability
• Opportunity to be an authoritarian leader or follower

• Extremist ideologies can make sense of a confusing world