How Dangerous Are Released Terrorist Prisoners & What is Being Done to Manage This Risk?

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While policy and practice approaches to managing and assessing risk for released terrorist prisoners have transformed over the past decade, some important questions still remain. In particular, while the available evidence suggests that re-offending rates for released terrorist prisoners are very low, our understanding of the minority who do re-offend is poor. Current research does not provide much insight into the processes and risks around released prisoners who re-engage with terrorism and in particular we lack information on what distinguishes them from the majority who do not reengage and what important warnings signs might be. Going forward, there is an urgent need for more work in this area.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalPool Re Monthly Threat Update
Issue numberMay
Publication statusPublished - May 2022


  • terrorism
  • violent extremism
  • prison
  • re-offending
  • recidivism
  • risk assessment
  • risk management
  • deradicalisation
  • disengagement
  • terrorist prisoners

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