The radicalisation of prison inmates : exploring recruitment, religion and prisoner vulnerability
Mulcahy, Elizabeth, Merrington, Shannon, & Bell, Peter (2013) The radicalisation of prison inmates : exploring recruitment, religion and prisoner vulnerability. Journal of Human Security, 9(1), pp. 4-14.
It should come as no surprise that prisons can become breeding grounds for radicalisation and terrorism . In many cases, extremist ideologies can flourish in prisons through recruiting vulnerable inmates to follow their path. Despite being a popular topic among researchers and policymakers, there still remain significant gaps in our understanding and many unanswered questions. This paper provides an overview on prisoner radicalisation, specifically exploring the role religion plays in prison and its link to radicalisation, prisoner vulnerability to radicalisation and the radicalisation process. The paper also outlines the current debate regarding where is the best place to house terrorist prisoners (isolation vs. separation). The paper concludes by identifying the major gaps in the literature and offers concluding remarks.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||radicalisation, terrorism, prisons|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Correctional Theory Offender Treatment and Rehabilitation (160202)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 The authors|
|Deposited On:||03 Jun 2013 02:11|
|Last Modified:||06 Jun 2013 08:13|
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