Violence and Radicalism – State of Research and Prevention Perspectives

In the run-up to the 23rd German Congress on Crime Prevention in Dresden Prof. Dr. Dirk Baier has written an expert report on the these year's main topic Violence and Radicalism. The aim of the report is to assess the current situation and current trends on an empirical basis. For this reason, various statistics are presented in a comprehensive form. This includes data from the police crime statistics as well as from survey studies, for which various analyses are presented. Based on these data, it is possible to detect real trends, which are usually less dramatic than generally assumed; especially on the topics of violence and radicalisation, dramatization is of little help. On the other hand, these analyses allow some guidelines or challenges
for future prevention work to be identified.

Although violence and radicalism are particularly popular among young people and adolescents, this report does not concentrate solely on these age groups. This would hinder to adequately take into account the role of other age groups. The aim of this report is to look at the German-speaking region, with the empirical analyses focusing in particular on results from Germany.

The expert report is available on the website of the German Congress on Crime Prevention in English and German.



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