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Evidence-Based Work with Violent Extremists: France as a case example


GOAL 1- to present a multidisciplinary and evidenced-based picture and understanding of violent extremism, building on a variety of fields; First the main domains at play such as psychology (psychopathology, clinical treatment, etc.), social psychology (identity issues, collective grievance, intergroup relations, etc., criminology (risk factors, assessment, RNR treatment and other models, etc.), and social sciences (wider context, prison sociology, ideology, etc.); but also, and this is more original in collections such as this, law, comparative law, and religious studies. GOAL 2- To analyse how and how much, modern forms of terrorism contrast with previous eras, which we situate, in the French context, around the Merah case (2012). We shall focus on France because it is a typical example of what the world, particularly the Western world, is currently facing. The Charley Hebdo attack is widely considered as having been a pivotal moment in modern terrorism. This attack and the further relentless attacks France has endured ever since (notably the Bataclan and the Nice attacks) have put this jurisdiction in the international spotlight. France has become emblematic of the risks faced by the Western world. It is additionally a case example inasmuch it has put in place a variety of responses: radicalisation programmes; deterrent and preventive legislations; prison segregation and permanent monitoring. In spite of this strong focus on the French context, our understanding of terrorism and extremism is international and several chapters directly address these issues at an international level. Moreover, our authors come from a large variety of jurisdictions, both in Europe and in the rest of the world. In other words, even though France, and moreover European states, are case examples, our focus and audience are truly international.
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hal-01768803 , version 1 (17-04-2018)


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Herzog-Evans Martine, Massil Benbouriche (Dir.). Evidence-Based Work with Violent Extremists: France as a case example. Lexington books, In press. ⟨hal-01768803⟩
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