Radicalisation and Extremism Prevention

Introduction to radicalisation prevention in prisons

This specialised course module aims to guide prison professionals on understanding the nature and background of radicalisation in prisons, identify its risk factors, as well as the different stages related to the radicalisation process. Moreover, it outlines the usage of specific tools for an adequate assessment of radicalisation in prison contexts.

Estimated duration: 3h30 for 1 week.

Who should attend?
• Prison administration professionals
• Prison governors
• Prison service trainers
• Change facilitators

Training modality
• E-learning and self-study

• None

• Certificate of completion

Course duration
Total: 3h30
• E-learning: 3h
• Self-study: 30min

The content of this course has been developed and piloted in Belgium, France, Germany, Portugal and The Netherlands, under the WayOut project, co-funded by the European Commission under the Internal Security Fund - Police programme. The course content is free to access (except any modules with restricted access due to certification requirements). The price associated with this course refers to expert tutoring and learning management system fees.
  • Contents
  • What is radicalisation
  • Introduction
  • The fundamentals of radicalisation
  • Exercises - The fundamentals of radicalisation
  • Pathways to radicalisation
  • Pathways to radicalisation
  • Exercises - Pathways to radicalisation
  • Levels and mechanisms of radicalisation
  • Levels and mechanisms of radicalisation
  • Exercises - Levels and mechanisms of radicalisation
  • Radicalisation in prison settings
  • Radicalisation in prison
  • Exercises - Radicalisation in prison
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever