Policy Press

Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalisation

Evidence-Based Policy and Practice

Edited by Teresa Silva and Marzena Kordaczuk-Was

Published

Nov 1, 2024

Page count

256 pages

ISBN

978-1447370925

Dimensions

216 x 240 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Nov 1, 2024

Page count

256 pages

ISBN

978-1447370918

Dimensions

216 x 240 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Nov 1, 2024

Page count

256 pages

ISBN

978-1447370932

Dimensions

216 x 240 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalisation

How can we use evidence to improve deradicalisation and violence prevention outcomes?

Based on work developed during the implementation of the cross-European INDEED project, this is an essential reference book for practitioners, researchers and policy makers. It sets out the three pillars of best evidence-based practice – scientific evidence, professional judgement and consideration of clients’ preferences, values and beliefs. Demonstrating both successful and unsuccessful approaches with case studies from the field, the book offers practical strategies for prevention teams designing and evaluating their programmes.

Teresa Silva is Associate Professor of Criminology at Mid Sweden University.

Marzena Kordaczuk-Wąs is Senior Training Officer at the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training.

Introduction – Teresa C Silva and Marzena Kordaczuk-Was

PART 1: THEORETICAL AND EPISTEMOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK

1. Criminological Aspects of Crime Prevention – Jerzy Sarnecki

2. An Epistemological Framework for Evidence-Based Crime Prevention – Teresa C. silva and Gustav Grut

PART 2: DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING, AND EVALUATING P/CVE INITIATIVES

3. A Step-by-Step Logic Model of Evidence-Based Practice Design – Marzena Kordaczuk-Wąs

4. Evaluation as a Standard Component of the Evidence-Based Practice Assumptions – Marzena Kordaczuk-Wąs

PART 3: THE THREE PILLARS OF EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE

5. Radicalisation Across the Community and Forensic Units: A Systematic Literature Review on the Psychology of Violent Extremism – Sören Henrich, Jane L. Ireland, and Michael Lewis

6. “But What if I Get It Wrong?”: Exploring Practitioners’ Understanding of P/CVE and Radicalisation Duty Guidance – Erin Lawlor

7. Restorative Justice for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism: Some Reflections From the Basque Country – Gema Varona

PART 4: THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE

8. Role of Academic Researchers in P/CVE Policy and Practice – Leena Malkki and Irina Van Der Vet

9. The Atomwaffen Division: The Myth of Evidence-Based Policy on the Threat of Far-Right Extremism – Simon Fulgoni and Susanna Menis