Terrorist Recruitment and prison radicalization: assessing the UK experiment of 'separation centres'

Rushchenko, Julia (2019) Terrorist Recruitment and prison radicalization: assessing the UK experiment of 'separation centres'. European Journal of Criminology, 16 (3). pp. 295-314. ISSN 1477-3708

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Abstract

While correctional institutions are supposed to be strong partners in disengagement from violence, prisons have historically played an instrumental role in many radical organisations enabling recruitment of new followers. Recent examples from Europe and the Middle East demonstrate that prisons frequently facilitate the spread of Islamist ideology by providing inmates a platform to forge alliances, exchange experience and recruit potential attackers. Because policies regarding management of terrorism-related offenders can either mitigate or exacerbate the risks of prison radicalisation, it is important to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses. This paper examines strategies for dealing with Islamism in prisons worldwide (dispersal, containment and mixed approach) focusing on best practices and assesses the United Kingdom’s experiment of “separation centres” from the point of view of its potential to tackle the spread of Islamism in prisons.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2019, © SAGE Publications
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamism, prisons, radicalisation, crime-terror nexus, terrorist recruitment
Subjects: Law and criminal justice > Criminal justice > Comparative criminal justice
Law and criminal justice > Criminal justice > Criminology
Social sciences
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Depositing User: Julia Rushchenko
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2019 10:42
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2019 13:07
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/5850

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