The purpose of this Handbook is to provide specific directions and suggested recommendations to achieve good practices in the risk assessment, management and reintegration of radicalised offenders.
The present document provides practical information consistent with the importance of tailored risk assessments and interventions and the use of good prison and probation management principles pertaining to violent extremist offenders.
The long-term strategy of both prison and probation services should be the prevention of violent extremist offenders reoffending, the prevention of radicalisation in prison and probation settings, and the establishment of a long term preventative strategy within the criminal justice system.
The Handbook is addressed to managers and prison and probation staff. In particular, frontline prison and probation staff should find the key points and information provided in this Handbook to be of use in their professional interactions with this special population under their responsibility. It should also be relevant to those working with offenders who may be radicalised in prison.