Radicalisation has become one of the most debated concepts in contemporary security. As a concept, as a process, and as an idea, radicalisation theory has shaped and informed how we understand the terrorist evolution to ideologically motivated violence. Deradicalisation and disengagement follow as initiatives which attempt to counter or prevent violent extremism. In this subject, you will explore prominent theories of radicalisation and deradicalisation in the framework of contemporary terrorism. This includes examining the motivations of terrorists, what they believe and who they recruit, including foreign fighters. This then leads into an appraisal of self-radicalisation, lone actors, and the online environment. Finally, you will consider current approaches to countering violent extremism, disengagement, and deradicalisation.
Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security
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The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of GPM508 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.