The fight against extremist discourse on the Internet and on social media is paramount in countering terrorism and radical recruitment. However, radical, terrorist discourse is a very complex linguistic and sociolinguistic phenomenon. In this article, the authors tried to characterise pieces of discourse using an interdisciplinary approach.
A new report titled “Counter‐narratives for the prevention of violent radicalisation: A systematic review of targeted interventions” was recently released in Campbell Systematic Reviews. The objective of this review was to provide a synthesis of the effectiveness of counter‐narratives in reducing the risk of violent radicalisation. The review contributes to existing literature on violent radicalisation‐prevention, highlighting the care and complexity needed to design and evaluate narrative‐based interventions which directly counter existing, dominant narratives.
A new systematic review relating to mental health problems and violent extremism was recently released in the Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology.
This systematic review assesses the impact of mental health problems upon attitudes, intentions and behaviours in the context of radicalisation and terrorism.
Justine Castonguay-Payant, doctoral student in education sciences at the Université de Montréal and member of the Centre d’expertise et de formation sur les intégrismes religieux, les idéologies politiques et la radicalisation (CEFIR), and Martin Geoffroy, director of CEFIR and professor of sociology at Cégep Édouard-Montpetit, recently published a research report titled “Radicalization, sensitive subjects and co-constructions of knowledge: a review of the literature”. This report explores key research on approaches to addressing sensitive topics, particularly radicalization, in college education. This question is at the heart of the educational community’s concerns about issues that can affect both students and teachers.
“Hate Crimes Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: An International Profile and Prevention Methods” is the second edition of the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime (ICPC) report on hate crimes, which addresses the issue of hate crimes.
A report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, the document, which was submitted to the United Nations General Assembly (UN), addresses the global and national effects of the widespread use of policies and practices aimed at preventing and countering violent extremism.
The latest issue released by Frontières, a scientific journal focused on the study of death, spotlights the Centre d’expertise et de formation sur les intégrismes religieux, les idéologies politiques et la radicalisation (CEFIR) and represents the culmination of research work begun in 2017. Coordinated by Martin Geoffroy, Director of CEFIR, and Ali Dizboni, Co-Researcher (affiliated with the Collège militaire royal de Kingston), this issue is themed Death and Fanatisms, which was also the subject of a conference organized by CEFIR at Cégep Édouard-Montpetit back in November 2017.
ISD November 2019 By Jacob Davey, Henry Tuck and Dr Amarnath Amarasinga
The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) published the study: Contre-terrorisme dans les pays côtiers: apprendre des erreurs du Sahel (2019)
By Lori-Anne Théroux-Bénoni and Nadia Adam
The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) published the article: Organized Crime Meets Terrorism in Tunisia. (2019)
By Jihane Ben Yahia and Isel Van Zyl