Reconsidering Early Detection in Countering Radicalization by Local Frontline Professionals
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.
|Published in||Terrorism and Political Violence|
|Year and volume||33 2|
|Key words||early detection, radicalization, local professional, risk assessment, potential threats|
|Digital Object Identifier||https://doi.org/10.1080/09546553.2021.1880237|