Violent Extremists Risk Assessment: From Recruitment to Action


In a new research paper from the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT), Liesbeth van der Heide, Marieke van der Zwan, and Maarten van Leyenhorst compare risk assessment tools for predicting violent extremism.

According to the report, there has been an increase of “violent extremist offenders (VEOs)” in Europe, which has naturally led to a higher number of VEOs in the prison system. Looking forward, the authors ask: how can we identify inmates who have been subject to radicalization, and what happens when they are released?

The “The Practitioner’s Guide to the Galaxy” assesses and compares seven risk assessment tools that range from identifying recently indoctrinated individuals to monitoring individuals who have working plans to inflict harm, and predicting the probability of an individual’s likelihood of engaging in violent extremism.

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