December 13, 2021

Managing Terrorist and Extremist Offenders in the Community

This Probation Instruction aims to ensure that those offenders who have committed offences of terrorism, included in Schedule 15, or terrorism related offences or whose offences are linked to other forms of extremism, or who are vulnerable to engagement in forms of extremism are correctly identified, assessed and managed within offender management and, where appropriate, under MAPPA.
December 13, 2021

Toward a Profile of Lone Wolf Terrorists

In this article, we bring together suggestions about what a lone wolf profile might look like. We describe a two-pyramids model that distinguishes radicalization of opinion from radicalization of action, then use this model to review three case histories of lone wolf terrorists.
December 13, 2021

Prison Radicalisation in County Jails: Disrupting Terrorist Acts Through Information Sharing

This thesis examines the programs in the federal Bureau of Prisons, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and the Los Angeles County jail system. Data from these entities was collected and examined for “smart practices” that could be employed in county jails. Recommendations are made that will assist county jail personnel with developing a program to ensure the timely, accurate, and lawful reporting of radicalization efforts that may take place in their facilities.
December 7, 2021

The psychology of martrydom

The present research consists of one of the first empirical forays into a topic of contemporary and historical importance: the psychology of martyrdom. Our goal was to create a new tool to quantitatively assess individuals’ propensity toward self-sacrifice,
December 7, 2021

Psychological Vulnerabilities to Violent Extremism

Rather than focusing a “psychology of terrorism” primarily on mental disorder, it might be more useful to explore vulnerabilities and propensities.
December 7, 2021

Increasing self-esteem and Empathy to Prevent Violent Radicalization

These results suggest that an intervention aimed at empowering individuals in combination with strengthening empathy is successful in countering violent radicalization.
December 2, 2021

Turning way from terrorism

Significant promise for moving beyond the existing push/pull fraamework is found in Rusbult and colleagues' investment model from psychology and Ebaugh's research on voluntary role exit from sociology