Prevention and intervention
The study of preventive efforts against (right-wing) extremism, including efforts made by the police and security services, a broad range of public agencies and civil society actors
Given the potential harmful impact of violent extremism and hate crimes on individuals, groups and society, preventing such activities and incidents is a major goal for policy and practice. Preventive efforts are involving the police, security services and a broad range of public agencies and civil society actors, each with their toolbox of measures.
Prevention in this context aims at reducing future acts of violence and hate crime and reducing the negative impact of such acts.
The purpose of protecting people and society from harm is obviously a good objective, but also raise some political, judicial and ethical dilemmas. How far is it justifiable to go in order to prevent bad things from happening? Some of the measures and interventions in the field of countering violent extremism (CVE) may have severe negative side effects, such as infringing on individual freedoms, stigmatisation of religious or ethnic minorities, and undermining trust in society.
- Who are the target groups for preventive interventions, and why?
- What are the relevant measures, and how do we measure success or failure?
- How do different agencies cooperate and coordinate their interventions?
- What are the side effects of measures and interventions to prevent extremism?
- How and why do militant activists end their involvement extremism, and how does their past affect their present life situation?
- Nordic Multiagency Approaches to Handling Extremism: Policies, Perceptions and Practices
- Leaving Extremism Behind: disengagement, deradicalisation, desistance from crime, and reintegration
- Extremist Offender Management project, contributions by Tore Bjørgo
- Mixing Logics: Multiagency Approaches for Countering Violent Extremism by Jennie Sivenbring and Robin Andersson Malmros of the Segerstedt Institute of Gothenburg University
- Researching the Far Right - Theory, Method and Practice edited by Stephen D. Ashe, Joel Busher, Graham Macklin and Aaron Winter
- Between vulnerability and risk? Mental health in UK counter-terrorism by Rita Augestad Knudsen
- ICSR Report: Prisons and Terrorism: Extremist Offender Management in 10 European Countries. Tore Bjørgo has contributed from C-REX.
- Lessons from crime prevention in preventing violent extremism by police by Tore Bjørgo, with contributions from Quinta Smit of the RAN Centre of Excellence.
- Localising ‘radicalisation’: Risk assessment practices in Greece and the United Kingdom by Dimitri Skleparis and Rita Augestad Knudsen
- The Consequences of Soft Repression. Rune Ellefsen and Jan Jämte has published in Mobilization: An International Quarterly
- The Importance of Significant Others in Preventing Extremism: The Philosophy and Practice of the Swedish Tolerance Project
by Alida Skiple
- Working paper - Bridging Wicked Problem and Violent Extremism Research. Anja Dalgaard-Nielsen and Håvard Haugstvedt has a new C-REX working paper out
- Antirasistisk kreativitet – Om ZombieLars, third culture kids og empatisk antirasisme by Cora Alexa Døving
- The internal brakes on violent escalation: a typology by Joel Busher, Donald Holbrook and Graham Macklin
- Hate Crime Policy: Global Controversies and the Norwegian Approach by Nina Høy-Petersen and Katrine Fangen
- Herausforderung Deradikalisierung: Einsichten aus Wissenschaft und Praxis by Baaken, Becker, Bjørgo, Kiefer, Korn, Mücke, Ruf, Walkenhorst
- Measuring radicalisation: risk assessment conceptualisations and practice in England and Wales by Rita Augestad Knudsen, NUPI and C-REX
- Preventing organised crime originating from outlaw motorcycle clubs by Tore Bjørgo
- Performing Justice, Coping with Trauma: The Trial of Anders Breivik, 2012 by Tore Bjørgo, Beatrice de Graaf, E.J. Van der Heide, Cato Hemmingby and Daan Weggemans
- The “Syria traveller”: Reintegration or legal sanctioning?
By Katrine Fangen and Åshild Kolås
- Preventing crime. A Holistic Approach by Tore Bjørgo
- Counter-terrorism as crime prevention: A holistic approach
by Tore Bjørgo