Designing Rehabilitation and Reintregration Programmes for Violent Extremist Offenders: A Realist Approach

Rehabilitation efforts for violent extremist offenders are surrounded by complexity. They involve intangible concepts, are implemented across a broad range of settings and applied by a wide variety of staff to an even wider audience of individuals and movements.

In her latest Research Paper, ICCT Research Fellow Tinka Veldhuis makes an argument for a realist approach to rehabilitation and reintegration programmes for inmates with a terrorist or extremist background, highlighting some of the key questions that need to be answered before and during the development and implementation of rehabilitation policies. This paper endeavours to unpack some of the complexities mentioned before, by isolating the key policy elements and discussing them within the well-established Realist framework of policymaking.

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