Issues related to radicalisation

Andrew Silke, Katherine Brown

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


The aim of this report is to provide a review of relevant scientific evidence on radicalisation. In order to address particular concerns, the report focuses attention on issues around children and adolescents, communities, on-line material, gender and psychological vulnerability. It is important to remember that radicalisation is the result of many factors, some of which are about the individual involved, and some of which relate to their environment (including family and community environment). The range of factors involved is extensive, and the result is that the radicalisation process is complex and varied. Radicalisation itself is not a fixed state, but is dynamic, and changing events and factors can deepen radicalisation or bring about de-radicalisation.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • radicalisation
  • terrorism
  • violent extremism

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