Risk assessment of terrorist and extremist prisoners

Book chapter


Silke, A. 2013. Risk assessment of terrorist and extremist prisoners. in: Silke, Andrew (ed.) Prisons, Terrorism and Extremism: Critical Issues In Management, Radicalisation and Reform Abingdon Routledge. pp. 108-121
AuthorsSilke, A.
EditorsSilke, Andrew
Abstract

Our understanding of the risk assessment of terrorist and extremist prisoners is in its infancy, yet this is clearly a critical issue. How can one tell if a prisoner is still dangerous or not? What are valid measures to assess risk and what type of evidence is worth examining? In considering risk assessment of terrorists and extremists in prison settings there are a range of essential issues to consider. Crucially, not all terrorist and extremist prisoners are the same and factors which apply clearly to one individual will not apply equally strongly to others. As a result, effective risk assessment processes need to be nuanced. This chapter highlights the range of issues which are likely to be of most use when considering risk assessment in the context of a terrorist prisoner, and also identifies what sources of information can provide the necessary insight to inform this assessment.

Keywordsrisk assessment; prison; terrorists; prisoners; terrorism; psychology of terrorism; forensic psychology
Book titlePrisons, Terrorism and Extremism: Critical Issues In Management, Radicalisation and Reform
Page range108-121
Year2013
PublisherRoutledge
Publication dates
Print05 Dec 2013
Publication process dates
Deposited26 Apr 2016
Place of publicationAbingdon
ISBN978-0415810388
Web address (URL)https://www.routledge.com/series/SE0196
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY-NC-ND
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