Assessment of radicalisation risks among young people

Prof. Dr. Andreas Beelmann
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Thomas Müller
Landespräventionsrat Niedersachsen / Nds. Justizministerium

The Lower Saxony Federal State Programme for Democracy and Human Rights promotes the development and dissemination of impact-centred measures for the prevention of radicalisation processes. Within this framework, the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, in cooperation with the Crime Prevention Council of Lower Saxony and with the support of the University of Hildesheim, has developed a new instrument for the analysis and evaluation of radicalisation risks. It measures the characteristics of the four proximal factors identity problems, prejudice structures, dissociality and extremist ideology according to the development-oriented radicalisation model of Beelmann et al. (2021). With the new measuring instrument, municipalities can assess their prevention needs, control the implementation and check the effectiveness of their own measures. It was tested in the Lower Saxony CTC (Communities that Care) student survey 2021/2022. The lecture presents the measuring instrument as well as first evaluations and practical experiences.


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Demokratiebildung Präventionsforschung Radikalisierungsprävention Extremismusprävention Evidenzbasierte Prävention