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Extremism and the prison system. A handbook for practitioners : Countering islamist radicalisation

  • The German prison system is currently confronted with the challenge of having to deal with persons classified as radicalised Islamists who have either returned from the territory of the socalled “Islamic State” or have otherwise been convicted in the context of Islamist-motivated offences. There is also a recurring debate as to whether or how the specific conditions in prisons contribute to radicalisation. At the same time, many correctional facilities lack concepts on how to manage persons posing a threat to public security, sympathisers, and “at-risk” individuals. Extremism and the Prison System. A Handbook for Practitioners – Countering Islamist Radicalisation aims to contribute to an improved understanding of prevention measures, to analyse the impact of individual interventions, and to embed them in a holistic approach. Its objective is to explore possible forms of de-radicalisation work in prisons and the extent to which detention centres and the conditions prevailing there are to be evaluated as (de-)radicalisation factors. In addition to the theoretical part, the handbook includes an interactive component. It provides a guideline for practitioners on the assessment of initial suspicions, the preparation of individual action plans, and the selection of appropriate interventions.

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Author:Whitney Hatton
Series (Serial Number):Berichte und Materialien (BM-Online) (23e)
Publisher:Kriminologische Zentralstelle (KrimZ)
Place of publication:Wiesbaden
Document Type:Book
Year of first Publication:2020
Publishing Institution:Kriminologische Zentralstelle (KrimZ)
Release Date:2021/05/18
GND Keyword:Radikalisierung; Strafvollzug; Radikalismus; Prävention
Page Number:83 S.
Institutions:Kriminologische Zentralstelle (KrimZ)
DDC classes:300 Sozialwissenschaften / 360 Soziale Probleme, Sozialdienste, Versicherungen
KrimZ Classification:Strafvollzug. Sicherungsverwahrung. Maßregelvollzug
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt