JST349 Radicalisation, Deradicalisation and Counter Radicalisation (16)

 Through this subject students will develop a foundation knowledge and understanding of radicalisation, deradicalisation
and counter-radicalisation and the complex psychological, social, political, domestic and International contexts of radicalisation related issues. Students will develop a critical knowledge and understanding of radicalisation and contemporary efforts to counter it. Students will also critically assess a variety of approaches to radicalisation, deradicalisation and counter-radicalisation, and critically consider existing theoretical frameworks and practice.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Subject Relationships

GPM508 Paired Subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • apply a foundation of knowledge radicalisation, de-radicalisation and counter radicalisation in a range of contexts for professional practice or scholarship, and as a pathway for further learning
  • possess knowledge andunderstanding of recent developments of radicalisation, de-radicalisation and counter radicalisation and related security contexts
  • demonstrate a knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to radicalisation, de-radicalisation and counter radicalisation scholarship, policy, and practice
  • demonstrate theoretical knowledge in relation radicalisation, de-radicalisation and counter radicalisation, and to reflect critically on theory, professional practice and scholarship
  • demonstrate capabilities in analysis and synthesis of complex radicalisation, de-radicalisation and counter radicalisation related information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply and critique established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice such as policing, broader law enforcement, intelligence, military or public policy domains
  • possess the capacity to generate and evaluate ideas and concepts related to radicalisation, de-radicalisation and counter radicalisation, at an abstract level


This 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


Current Students

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Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.