"The Phoenix Model of Disengagement and Deradicalisation: Implications for Terrorist and Violent Extremist Risk Assessment." Paper presented at Violent Extremism Risk Assessment Conference, 2021.

  • Silke, A. (Speaker)
  • John Morrison (Speaker)
  • Maiberg, H. (Speaker)
  • Chloe Slay (Speaker)
  • Rebecca Stewart (Speaker)

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This paper provides an introduction to the Phoenix Model of Disengagement and Deradicalisation and assesses its implications in terms of terrorist and violent extremist risk assessment. The Phoenix Model was designed following a systematic review of the recent literature. After screening more than 83,000 documents, we found 29 research reports which met the minimum quality thresholds. Thematic analysis identified key factors associated with disengagement and deradicalisation processes and assessing the interactions of these factors produced the model. The paper highlights the key elements of the model which are of direct relevance to risk assessment. Also explored are the potential implications in terms of risk management and case interventions.
Period17 Jun 202118 Jun 2021
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • risk assessment
  • deradicalisation
  • disengagement
  • Phoenix Model