What is it about?
This paper measures the change in radicalization and extremism among a large (N=802) sample of incarcerated persons as they move from being incarcerated to the period of time after they have been released from prison.
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Why is it important?
There is considerable speculation about the impact of imprisonment on attitudes and behavior consistent with a terrorist orientation. That said, there is very little research about such processes. We use interviews and official records of re-offending to examine the nexus between release from prison custody and the adoption of such extremist values or engaging in extremist activities.
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This page is a summary of: The imprisonment-extremism nexus: Continuity and change in activism and radicalism intentions in a longitudinal study of prisoner reentry, PLoS ONE, November 2020, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0242910.
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