(2020) Internet Journal of Restorative Justice, Special Issue Violent Youth Radicalisation: Perspectives and Solutions.

DOI10.13140/RG.2.2.22734.33606 | ISBN: 978-1-911634-22-5 | Journal ISSN (online): 2056-2985 |

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Guest Editors: Dr. Eliza Patouris and Associate Professor Thomas Toscano

Editor-in-chief: Dr Theo Gavrielides

About the guest editors:

Dr Eliza Patouris is a Lecturer of the MA Criminology and BSc Forensic Psychology programme at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. Previously to that, she was a Lecturer and Researcher at the University of East Anglia (UK) where she completed her PhD in the psychology of risky behaviours. Since 2014 she holds the position of European Project Manager and Researcher at the Center for Advancement in Research and Educational Technology in Cyprus. Dr. Patouris conducts European-wide research and training related to violent youth radicalisation, social reintegration, capacity- building, social justice and social inclusion. She has published several articles in these fields and is currently preparing a written contribution for the ‘European Eye on Radicalisation’. She has been a speaker at European conferences on the topic of radicalization with the most recent being in the context of the European project on violent youth radicalization ‘YEIP: Youth Empowerment and Innovation Project’. She has designed, developed and implemented formal and non-formal training related to youth radicalization for academic, vocational and professional groups. Dr. Patouris has recently pioneered and co-organised the first conference in Cyprus on ‘Violent Youth Radicalisation’ with the Ministry of Justice and Public Order. In the context of promoting inter-cultural understanding for the prevention of radicalisation, Dr. Patouris is an Advanced Dialogue Facilitator under the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange (Soliya) programme.

Thomas Toscano is an Associate Professor and the Associate Head of School –  School of Health Care and Social Work at Buckinghamshire New University. He has a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Mumbai. Thomas has practised social work in India coordinating, developing and working on community development projects in urban and rural communities. In the UK, Thomas has worked with Children with Disabilities and Adults with Learning Disabilities. Thomas has a special interest in the Personalisation Agenda within Adult Social care and has co-authored a book on this topic. Thomas is also passionate about Social Work Education and has been involved in evaluating the biggest Social Work Teaching Partnership in England.

About the Issue:

This issue will use findings from the groundbreaking Erasmus+ funded Youth Empowerment and Innovation Project (YEIP) that concluded its research in February 2020. It will also publish research papers, book reviews and commentaries on violent youth radicalization. Articles that cover any one of the following topics will be considered: a) Causes of violent youth radicalization) Perspectives on violent youth radicalization (e.g. by youth, by parents, by educators, by NGOs, by local and national authorities).c) Potential solutions to counter violent radicalization) Practices developed across Europe that provides useful information on prevention and/or violent youth de-radicalization efforts) Multi-agency preventive models that can prevent and counter violent youth radicalization. 

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Table of Content

Editorial by Thomas Toscano

Gavrielides, T. (2020). “Violent Youth Radicalisation in Europe: The youth-led model”, Internet Journal of Restorative Justice, ISBN: 978-1-911634-22-5

Patouris, E. (2020). “what we need is not to judge, but to understand- A Cyprus YouthPerspective on preventing Youth Radicalisation”, Internet Journal of Restorative Justice, ISBN: 978-1-911634-22-5

Sheppard-Luangkhot, T. (2020). “Grassroots Solutions for Radicalized Youth and the Addictive Process of Extremism”, Internet Journal of Restorative Justice, ISBN: 978-1-911634-22-5

Phillips, I. (2020). “The Deradicalisation Program for Juvenile Detainees in Lebanon: A model for youth in post-conflict and fragile states”, Internet Journal of Restorative Justice, ISBN: 978-1-911634-22-5

CHIEMEZIE, E.A. (2020). “Causes of Violent Youth Radicalization: Nigeria’s Persisting
Security Challenge”, Internet Journal of Restorative Justice, ISSN: 978-1-911634-22-5

Verm a, S. (2020). “Defeated but not defunct: an analysis of establishment of
strong presence of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in India”, Internet Journal of Restorative Justice, ISBN: 978-1-911634-22-5

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