In recent years, the fight against terrorism and political violence has focused
more on anticipating the threats that they pose. Therefore, early detection of
ideas by local professionals has become an important part of the preventive
approach in countering radicalization. Frontline workers who operate in the
arteries of society are encouraged to identify processes toward violent behavior at an early stage. To date, however, little is known about how these professionals take on this screening task at their own discretion.
Research from the Netherlands suggests that subjective assessment appears
to exist. In this article, we argue that the absence of a clear norm for preliminary judgments affects prejudice or administrative arbitrariness, which may cause side effects due to unjustified profiling.