Knowledge overview of research on the prevention of radicalisation and violent extremism

The Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion commissioned the Consortium for Research on Terrorism and International Crime, represented by the Norwegian Police University College and Tore Bjørgo, to prepare a knowledge overview of research on the prevention of radicalisation and violent extremism.

The starting point of the assignment was the Norwegian Government's Action Plan against Radicalisation and Violent Extremism which was presented in June 2014.

The assignment involves an overview that systematizes and analyses documentation and research by area, topic and problem. Furthermore, it involves assessing the status of the knowledge in relation to what is necessary to know in order to be able to prepare effective measures to prevent recruitment to extremist groups. All forms of violent extremism are included in the knowledge overview. The objective of the report is to:

  • Prepare an accessible overview of the content of existing research.
  • Identify the topics about which knowledge is available.
  • Identify knowledge gaps.
  • Provide suggestions for possible continued studies in the field.

The knowledge overview particular emphasis on research in Norway.

Download a summary of the report.

The Norwegian action plan against radicalisation and violent extremism.