Publication details

Training prison staff to recognize inmate radicalisation

Authors

MLEJNKOVÁ Petra KOLÁŘ Ondřej

Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Security Journal
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Citation
Web https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s41284-019-00192-8
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41284-019-00192-8
Keywords radicalisation; prevention; prison staff; training; prison security
Description This article deals with the issue of training prison staff to empower them to recognize inmate radicalisation. The issue of the radicalisation of individuals has become relevant in the prison system, but there is still a lack of knowledge and lack of experience by prison staff. The education and training of prison staff in recognizing radicalisation processes are a challenge for prison management, and it needs to be faced to improve the prison staff capabilities. The Radicalisation Awareness Network, introduced in 2011, lists the main conditions necessary for quality prevention of radicalisation that leads to violent extremism. Staff training and support is on this list. This article introduces the case study of the Czech Republic, which is testing innovative educational modules and risk assessment tools, both of which support prison staff in recognizing the radicalisation of inmates.
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