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Countering Violent Extremism: The Application of Risk Assessment Tools in the Criminal Justice and Rehabilitation Process
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November 30, 2018
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Author: RTI International
Publication Date: February 2018

Summary: This literature review begins by providing an overview of the history of risk assessment as a science and introduces key terms and theories. The following section introduces risk assessment tools specifically developed for use with individuals vulnerable to engaging in violent extremism, or offenders at risk of recidivating to violent extremist crime. Next is an examination of criticisms and limitations of risk assessment tools and an in-depth analysis of why validating tools for this context is so difficult using the Classification of Violent Risk (COVR) tool as an example. Next is an overview of promising programs to reduce risk of engaging in violent extremism in the United States and Europe. We conclude by offering recommendations for the successful validation and integration of risk assessment tools for violent extremism for use in terrorism prevention contexts.

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