Talking Terror Podcast: Andrew Silke: Prison Radicalisation

Andrew Silke, John F. Morrison

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This is the first episode of a new weekly podcast series by the Terrorism and Extremism Research Centre (TERC) at the University of East London. The aim of this podcast is to provide listeners with the opportunity to hear from some of the best, and most influential, terrorism and counterterrorism researchers from around the world. Each episode will be dedicated to one individual researcher, in conversation with the TERC Director John Morrison. These conversations will allow the listener to get an in-depth insight into the some of the best research on terrorism, from the researchers themselves. Within the episodes the guests will discuss their own research, as well as the research by others who have influenced them. Links to those projects discussed in each episode can be found within the biographies of our guests. It is our aim that this podcast series will be worthwhile and interesting for a wide ranging audience. From students to professors, practitioners to those with a passing interest in understanding terrorism and counter-terrorism, we believe that there will be something for everyone within each episode.

For information about each of our guests, and their research, be sure to check out our website and follow us on Twitter @TERCUEL, and tweet at us with #Talking Terror. On the website you will find links to all of the research discussed.

In this week's episode John talks to Prof. Andrew Silke about his research on the psychology of terrorism, prison radicalisation, and the health of terrorism research. The discussion, as will be the same with all guests, also delves into the research which has influenced his career.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherTalking Terror podcast series
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • terrorism
  • political violence
  • prison
  • prisoners
  • risk assessment
  • rehabilitation
  • re-offending
  • terrorist psychology

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