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GPM424 Radicalisation, De-radicalisation and Counter Radicalisation (16)


This subject examines how and why people become so radicalised that they wish to kill others, and often themselves in the process. It is one of the most intractable issues facing people engaged in counter-terrorism activities today. Without knowing why a person becomes radicalised the process of de-radicalisation cannot start and counter-radicalisation strategies cannot be formulated. Students will therefore study radicalisation, how the process can be reversed (de-radicalisation) and what can be done to mitigate against people becoming radicalised (counter-radicalisation).

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLAustralian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to explain the causal factors behind radicalisation
- be able to formulate strategies for de-radicalisation
- be able to explain how counter-radicalisation strategies could be introduced
- be able to critique "western" governments progress on de-radicalisation and counter-radicalisation


The subject will cover the following topics:
- the causal factors influencing radicalisation - what strategies can be introduced to assist de-radicalisation - what can be done to counter the radicalisation message - contemporary conflicts and the threat of terrorism - suicide bombers- motivations and profiles - role of women in suicide terrorism - CBRN terrorism - impact of globalisation - use of IT to aid in acts of terrorism - methods of attack and target selection


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.