Olivia Kearney is an Intern at the ICCT, primarily assisting with research gathering for Mali (Dis-) Engagement and Re-Integration related to Terrorism (MERIT).
Olivia is completing an M.Sc. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Leiden University and holds a B.A. in Economics from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee (USA). Her Master’s thesis works to critically assess the Travel Ban that was recently instituted in the United States, with the notion of latent dysfunction in mind. Through a comparison with various other policies, her intent is to create a framework in which the Travel Ban can be critically analyzed for both its unintended consequences as well as potential hidden agendas.
Prior to joining ICCT, Olivia interned with the Memphis Police Department in their Real Time Crime Center working to track criminal hotspots. Through recording and analyzing this data, officers could then be more efficiently deployed. Furthermore, she also spent two years developing her business skills as a Real Estate Investment Analyst at RTG Capital, LLC in Dallas, TX.
With a passion for human behavior and decision making, she then turned her focus to the pathways of radicalization and potential de-radicalisation and reintegration avenues.
This paper critically compares seven widely used risk assessment tools for violent extremism, including the VERA-2R, the ERG 22+, the SQAT, the IR46, the RRAP, the Radar, and the VAF. For each risk assessment method, the authors (1) provide background information about its country of origin, the field of expertise/discipline within which they were created, […]
This study focuses on increasing our understanding of the different pathways converts take during conversion to Islam. It looks specifically at the following research question: “How do the pathways of converts involved in jihadist movements differ from those of converts who are not, in terms of their life prior to Islam, their conversion experience and […]
Introduction The cases considered in Part 1 have illustrated what steps the UK family courts are willing to take in regard to children radicalised at home. In these cases, the courts have demonstrated an ability to be discerning and proactive when faced with new evidence or events impacting on the ongoing welfare of a child. […]