Designing Rehabilitation and Reintegration Programmes for Violent Extremist Offenders: A Realist Approach2 Mar 2012
In this Research Paper, Research Fellow Dr. Tinka Veldhuis makes an argument for a Realist approach to rehabilitation and reintegration programmes for inmates with a terrorist or extremist background. Accordingly, within the Realist framework, it is stressed that the outcomes of rehabilitation programmes should be understood as a product of the policy mechanisms and the context in which they are implemented. To maximise the likelihood of success it is important to make explicit the underlying assumptions about how the intervention should, given the unique context, contribute to achieving its objectives. This paper endeavours to highlight some of the key questions that need to be answered before and during the implementation of rehabilitation policies.
This Research Paper can be downloaded here.
How to cite: Veldhuis, T. “Designing Rehabilitation and Reintegration Programmes for Violent Extremist Offenders: A Realist Approach”, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague 3, no. 2 (2012).