What does it take to get a violent extremist to put down their gun and walk away?

With the Society for Terrorism Research (STR) 8th Annual International Conference fast approaching, STR, partnered with the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies (CTSS), is launching a series of guest blog posts, written by those who will be presenting their research at STR14. In the second installment of this series Kate Barrelle, a consultant clinical and forensic psychologist, discusses her recently completed PhD research (from Monash University’s Global Terrorism Research Centre, GTReC) on disengagement from, and life after extremism, and outlines a new conceptual model of disengagement called the Pro-Integration Model. Continue reading

Terrorist Disengagement – An Introduction

In the first episode of a brand new series of audio briefs, CTSS Director, Professor John Horgan presents an overview of Center’s latest work on how and why people walk away from terrorism.



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