Rehabilitating the Terrorists?: Challenges in Assessing the Effectiveness of De-radicalization Programs

  title={Rehabilitating the Terrorists?: Challenges in Assessing the Effectiveness of De-radicalization Programs},
  author={John Horgan and Kurt Braddock},
  journal={Terrorism and Political Violence},
  pages={267 - 291}
Renewed interest on how and why terrorism ends has emerged in parallel with increased visibility of some new and innovative approaches to counterterrorism. These are collectively known, whether for good or bad, as “de-radicalization programs.” However, and despite their popularity, data surrounding even the most basic of facts about these programs remains limited. This article presents an overview of the results of a one-year pilot study of select de-radicalization programs and investigates… 

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