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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