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Radicalisation in Czech prisons : empowering of prison staff as “must” for effective facing the issue

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Year of publication 2017
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
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Faculty of Social Studies

Description Even though radicalisation of inmates in prisons belongs to one of the crucial issues when it comes to dealing with extremism and radicalisation processes, for the Czech prisons this is new challenge that prison staff is facing to. Extremism and terrorism belong among one of the security threats for the Czech Republic, on the other hand in comparison with West European countries is this threat less immediate. Level of extremism in the Czech society is rather low, revealed cases of radicalized individuals willing to commit politically or religiously motivated criminal acts e.g. foreign fighters, are rather exceptional. But on the background of the current situation in Europe Czech inmates are getting radicalised or are imprisoned already being radicalised and contrary to the social situation it is not exceptional. The contribution reflects current situations in Czech prisons in context of political or religious radicalisation and discusses the attempts of the Czech prison service in order to empower prison staff, i.e. pilot projects in education of prison staff, so the prevention and intervention will be as much effective and successful as possible.
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