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Youth Specific Factors in Radicalization

Youth Specific Factors in Radicalization


Due to both biological aspects and psychosocial factors within the process of maturation, young people (juveniles and adolescents) are especially vulnerable to radicalization efforts of so-called jihadist ideologues. Counter radicalization endeavors therefore should address the specific developmental situation of youth, using a multipronged approach that combines education, social integration, and individual appreciation with counterideology programs.

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Heinke, Daniel H. and Mareike Persson. 2016. "Youth Specific Factors in Radicalization." Defence Against Terrorism Review 8 (December): 53-66. http://www.tmmm.tsk.tr/publication/datr/volume8-2016/volume8-2016.pdf

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