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Counter-extremism policy: an overview

Since the terrorist attacks in New York on 11 September 2001, the UK’s approach to combating terrorism has evolved from focusing on the threat posed by foreign nationals affiliated with Al-Qaida and related groups, to the threat from “home grown” terrorists. In recent years, government policy has increasingly sought to confront the underlying causes of […]

(675.48 KB) | 9. May 2016 | Author: Joanne Dawson
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Facts and Fictions about Islam in Prison: Assessing Prisoner Radicalization in Post-9/11 America

This report assesses the radicalization of Muslim prisoners in post-9/11 America. In the last decade, Muslim prisoners have been scrutinized for ties to terrorist and other extremist organizations, not to mention characterized as both a “threat” and a “danger” to national security, due to the influence of foreign jihadist movements. However, closer scrutiny shows that these fears have failed […]

(3.47 MB) | 9. May 2016 | Author: SpearIt
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Preventing Violent Extremism in Prison: Key Policy and Practice Issues

The terror attacks of 7/7 in London, followed by a whole series of attempted plots across the UK, have instigated a major government revaluation of the threats faced from violent extremism. Government representatives and policy makers are particularly concerned about the risks that the UK faces in terms of actual and potential crimes committed by al-Qaeda inspired groups, networks and individuals, and are […]

(222.71 KB) | 5. May 2016 | Author: Dr Basia Spalek, Dr Salwa El-Awa and Robert Lambert MBE
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Making Restorative Justice Work for Women Who Have Offended

This study addresses a major gap in research and knowledge regarding female offenders’ experiences of, and access to, restorative justice. The research was funded by Barrow Cadbury Trust and conducted with the support of the RJC, in association with Coventry University.

(701.9 KB) | 3. May 2016 | Author: Dr Linnéa Osterman and Dr Isla Masson
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List of Publication Tools on Women Prisoners

List of Publication Tools on Women Prisoners complied by ICPA’s Prisons Expert Group

(208.67 KB) | 30. March 2016 | Author: ICPA Prisons Expert Group
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List of Research Publications on Women Prisoners

List of Research Publications on Women Prisoners complied by ICPA’s Prisons Expert Group

(216.01 KB) | 30. March 2016 | Author: ICPA Expert Group - Prisons (PG)
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Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalisation in Prisons – Operational and Therapeutic Approaches

Terrorism is essentially the use of violence, intimidation and fear in an attempt to bring about social change. At its core is a social grievance that the terrorist wants addressed. Paper by: Rod Wise, Deputy Commissioner, Operations, Corrections Victoria Craig Howard, Assistant Commissioner, Security and Intelligence, Corrections Victoria Shaymaa Elkadi, General Manager, Offending Behaviour Programs, […]

(1.23 MB) | 28. October 2015 | Author: Rod Wise, Craig Howard and Shaymaa Elkadi
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