Leading the Way: Europe’s Experts and Decision Makers views on Extremism Response – Comment by Dr Francesco Farinelli
The 11th edition of the JUSTICE TRENDS Magazine showcases a diverse array of expert-authored articles that delve into relevant initiatives within the realm of countering radicalisation and rehabilitating violent extremists. This issue of the magazine also features interviews with Ministers of Justice, penitentiary officers, prominent figures in the Justice sector worldwide, and a commentary of Dr Francesco Farinelli on the prison environment as a place of vulnerability for the creation of opportunistic alliances between extremists of different persuasions, along with insights on some programmes that can aid in rehabilitating violent detainees and facilitating their reintegration into society.
You can read Dr Farinelli commentary beneath:
"The prison environment can act as a trigger for opportunistic alliances between extremists of different persuasions because of their shared hatred for the authorities."
In research, prisons are seen as places of vulnerability that can foster radicalisation.
For instance, Greece’s ‘Second Chance School’ provides comprehensive education to inmates, fostering their participation in economic, social, and cultural realms.
These examples represent practices that can be implemented and tailored to suit other EU countries. They present an opportunity for the prison system to address the critical need to diminish radicalisation processes within correctional facilities and to facilitate the effective reintegration of individuals with a history of violence back into society.
The integral version of this edition is available here: https://justice-trends.press/leading-the-way-europes-experts-and-decision-makers-views-on-extremism-response/