Reintegrating Extremists [electronic resource] : Deradicalisation and Desistance
- Marsden, Sarah V.
- [Place of publication not identified] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Reintegrating Extremists; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; 1 Introduction; Terrorism in the UK; The Promise of 'Deradicalisation'; Deradicalisation Interventions; Investigating Deradicalisation and Reintegration; Notes; 2 Reducing Risk and Encouraging Desistance; Preventing Extremism; Conceptualising Aims; Theorising Reintegration; 'Deradicalisation' and Disengagement; Risk-Based and Strengths-Based Approaches; Applying Criminological Theory to Extremism; Conclusion; Notes; 3 Supporting Agency and Facilitating Reintegration; Supporting Agency; Interpreting Reintegration.
Building BridgesPersonal Commitment; Community-Based Mentors; Reintegration Mechanisms; Economic Reintegration; Social Reintegration; Reintegration into the Family; Political Reintegration; Conclusion; 4 Resilience and Belonging; Interpreting Resilience; Critical Thinking; Deepening Understanding; Contextualising Religion; Overcoming Resistance; Broadening the Direction of Critical Thinking; Balanced Identity; Identity, Ideology and Resilience; Broadening the Sense of Self; Developing Strengths; Conclusion; 5 Redirecting the Motivation to Offend; Challenges Facing Reintegration Efforts.
Addressing Denial and MinimisationThe Motivation to Engage; Redirecting Motivation; Responding to Grievances; Generative Activities; Conclusion; 6 Reintegrating Extremists: Challenges and Opportunities; Reintegrating Extremists; Holistic and Individualised; Barriers to Reintegration; Resistance to Interventions; Practice-Based Barriers; Implications for Policy and Practice; References; Index.
- This book presents an in-depth analysis of how statutory and third sector organisations have faced the challenge of dealing with former 'terrorists'. Offering a theoretically robust, empirically rich account of work with ex-prisoners and those considered 'at risk' of involvement in extremism in the United Kingdom, Marsden dissects the problems governments are facing in dealing with the effects of 'radicalisation'. Increasingly, governments are struggling with the challenge of dealing with those who have become involved in extremism, and yet, comparatively little is known about how and why people renounce violence. Nor are existing efforts to 'deradicalise' extremists well understood. Arguing that reintegration is a more appropriate framework than 'deradicalisation', Marsden looks in detail at the mechanisms by which people can be supported to move away from extremism. By drawing out implications for policy, practice and academic debates around disengagement from radical subcultures, this book makes a significant contribution to an issue only likely to grow in importance for scholars of criminological theory, terrorism and justice. Sarah Marsden is a Lecturer in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University, UK.
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1137550198 (electronic bk.)
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