HEUNI continues to work on prevention of violent radicalisation in Finnish prisons

Published 18.12.2018

HEUNI researcher Elina Kervinen participated in a panel and gave a presentation on the prevention of violent radicalis ation in Finnish prisons, at the Research Seminar on Criminology and Criminal Sanctions, organised by the Training Institute for Prison and Probation Services (RSKK) on 28-29 November in Vantaa, Finland.

The presentation focused on the results of a survey for Finnish prison operators on the experiences and needs on the prevention of violent prison radicalisation. The survey was conducted as part of an international project FAIR, which aims to prevent violent radicalisation of prisoners by improving the identification of radicalisation and rehabilitation opportunities, as well as promoting disengagement and facilitating reintegration into society.

HEUNI’s senior programme manager Anniina Jokinen and intern Ville Toivonen participated in the third project meeting of the FAIR project in Malta focusing on the implementation of the training for prison staff and other relevant target groups on radicalisation. HEUNI will organise a training seminar together with Laurea University of Applied Sciences and the Training Institute for Prison and Probation Services (RSKK) in Tikkurila on 22 February 2019 for students in the criminal sanctions field.

HEUNI staff wrote an article about the FAIR project and the prevention of radicalisation in prisons for the Haaste-magazine published by the Ministry of Justice. The article is available in Finnish here: http://bit.ly/FAIR_Haaste