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Pursuing Clear Goals in Behaviorist Treatment

In behavioral treatment, which is often applied to help resocialize offenders, including convicted terrorists, or dangerous militants, practitioners need to set goals and targets. Not only should these help prevent…

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May Counter-Terrorism Officials Fake Radicalism?

In certain covert ops, infiltrated informants can assume positions and perform actions, having entered an unconstitutional group (or in relation to persons in connection with such groups), which are liable…

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Preventive Detention under the German Law

Preventive detention, a form of securitization for the time after a legal jail sentence has been served, can only be pronounced, in Germany, by court order. It is subject to…

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A Note of Caution about the Use of Force

“A state is a human community that [successfully] claims the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory.”Max Weber The above quote is often used as…

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Restraint After the Recent Acts of Terrorism in France

Following the recent, despicable acts of terrorism in France, it is necessary to return to serenity and take reasonable, sustainable steps towards containing the terrorist threat. While there is no…

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Dispute over a Study on Racism Within the German Police | GermanPolicy.com

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Human Rights and the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy

From 29 June to 3 July 2020, the 2nd Counter-Terrorism Week was to be held at the UN Headquarters in New York. At the heart of the week: the 7th…

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Using the Full Expression Instead of the Word Incel

There is the relatively new phenomenon of so-called incels. Caution is of the order as to the use of the word, short for “involuntary celibates,” for lingistic reasons. Incil, which…

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The Trend Towards Censorship and the Need for Standards

Undeniably, there has been a trend to instore measures of, bluntly put, censorship, against extremist Internet content, in the past few years. Worldwide, this trend, which could be understood as…

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Avoiding Physical Harm in Counter-Terrorism (CT)

In December 2018, I advocated against the unlawful use of kinetic weapons, as well as against the use of unconventional weapons, in counter-terrorism efforts worldwide. I would hereby like to…

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