Risk assessment plays a critical role in the management of violent extremist offenders, and represents a key component of rehabilitation and reintegration processes in and outside of prison. By gathering and structuring relevant information, risk assessment allows for the development and implementation of individually-tailored rehabilitation and reintegration interventions and programming. Over the past decade, ICCT has been implementing projects, conducting research, and providing specialised technical assistance on risk assessment. ICCT experts have contributed to the development and implementation of locally-tailored risk assessment tools and related manuals, and has trained policymakers and practitioners on the processes of radicalisation and the use of risk assessment tools, including in Europe, South East Asia, the Western Balkans,




Research Paper | 9 Sep 2019
The Practitioner's Guide to the Galaxy - A Comparison of Risk Assessment Tools for Violent Extremism

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. The objective is to enable policymakers and practitioners to better navigate the often muddy, copyrighted, and expensive waters of the world of risk assessment of violent extremism—as well as to facilitate their decision-making process when it comes to determining what approach is best suited to their needs.

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