U.S. Department of Justice

Terrorist Recruitment in American Correctional Institutions: An Exploratory Study of Non-Traditional Faith Groups. Final report

Publication year: 2007 | Cataloged on: Jan. 17, 2008

Library ID

  • 022766

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  • 2007
  • 128 pages.
ANNOTATION: The relationship between religious conversion in correctional facilities and terrorist recruitment (radicalization) is examined. Five chapters follow an executive summary: religious conversion and prisoner radicalization; methods and context; religious conversion in prison -- crisis converts, protection-seekers, the searchers, manipulating converts, free-world recruited converts, and the influence of chaplains; the terrorist threat; and conclusions and recommendations. "The study's main conclusion is that the danger to U.S. security is not the number of adherents to Islam, or to white supremacy religions, but in the potential for small groups of true believers to instigate terrorist acts upon their release from custody" (p. 5-6).
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