Preventing Radicalization in Prisons: A comparative analysis of the Danish and Swedish Prison and Probation Service's counter-radicalization strategies within prisons.

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Preventing Radicalization in Prisons: A comparative analysis of the Danish and Swedish Prison and Probation Service's counter-radicalization strategies within prisons.

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dc.contributor.author Christiansen, Sara
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-15T11:22:55Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-15T11:22:55Z
dc.date.issued 2017 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/23168
dc.description.abstract It is important to direct resources to effective evidence- and value-based counter-radicalization strategies, especially within prisons. With the increasing threat of violence and terror from various violent extremist groups, such as Daesh, the focus on prisons should be intensified. While radicalization within prisons was not a significant problem a decade ago, the new recruitment strategies from e.g. Daesh now pose a new challenge for prisons. This thesis identifies contemporary literature on radicalization, deradicalization, and violent extremism within a prison context. From this seven recurrent themes were identified: overcrowding, religious chaplains, sectioning, risk assessment, monitoring and supervision, rehabilitation programs and education of staff. This was then used to develop an assessment model, which was based on the Canadian Risk-Need-Responsivity model’s three core principles, for evaluating and conducting counterradicalization strategies. The assessment model was then used as a framework for a comparative analysis of the Danish and Swedish Prison and Probation Services’ counter-radicalization strategies within prisons. The results show that both countries adhered to a degree to the assessment model and current literature within the field. The results further reveal that there is a lack of empirical evidence and data on radicalization and counter-radicalization within prisons, and that the data available is somewhat outdated. en_US
dc.format.extent 48 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Malmö högskola/Hälsa och samhälle en_US
dc.subject deradicalization en_US
dc.subject life-course and developmental criminology en_US
dc.subject militant islamism en_US
dc.subject prison en_US
dc.subject radicalization en_US
dc.subject rehabilitation en_US
dc.subject violence en_US
dc.subject violent extremism en_US
dc.title Preventing Radicalization in Prisons: A comparative analysis of the Danish and Swedish Prison and Probation Service's counter-radicalization strategies within prisons. en_US
dc.type H2 en_US
dc.setspec.uppsok SocialBehaviourLaw en_US
mahlocal.xprt.faculty2019 HS
mahlocal.xprt.institution2019 HS
mahlocal.xprt.program Kriminologi
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