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Understanding Terrorism


Although researchers from a variety of disciplines have studied terrorism for several decades, academic attention to issues surrounding terrorism and the factors that contribute to it have grown exponentially in recent years. One burgeoning research domain relates to the treatment of incarcerated terrorists. Since the late 2000s, researchers have explored terrorist disengagement and de-radicalisation, often in the context of initiatives housed in secure settings (e.g., prisons). In line with this research, this chapter seeks to explore de-radicalisation in prison systems and other secure settings via three specific case illustrations: Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, and France. In addition, this chapter will draw from these cases to offer propositions for the effective promotion of de-radicalisation in secure settings and continued disengagement upon release.

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Full Citation:

Braddock, Kurt. 2017. "Understanding Terrorism." In The Routledge International Handbook of Forensic Psychology in Secure Settings, eds. Jane L. Ireland, Carol A Ireland, Martin Fisher, and Neil Gredecki. London: Routledge. https://books.google.com/books?id=ZDwlDwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q=braddock&f=false

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