Systematic Reviews

Systematic Review #1: Extremist Online Content and Violent Radicalization

Goal: synthesize the available empirical evidence on how the Internet and social media may, or may not, constitute spaces for exchange that can be favorable to violent extremist forms of engagement – both online and offline.

Systematic reviews (2) & (3): Programs that Aim to Prevent Violent Radicalization and Disengage Individuals Adhering to Violent Radical Ideas/Behaviors

Goal: synthesize the available empirical evidence on whether CVE prevention and intervention initiatives really work. Are there specific program modalities associated with a higher chance of success or failure? What are the evidence-based recommendations for professionals involved in current and future prevention/intervention efforts?

Systematic Review (4): Trajectories of Youth In and Out of Violent Radicalization

Goals: synthesize the available empirical evidence on path models towards violent radicalization. Estimate the differential effect of shift markers for each trajectory, and exemplify how this information can be used by practitioners. Ensure that policymakers target shift markers that lead to the best outcomes.

Systematic Review (5): Assessment Tools/Procedures of Violent Radicalization

Goal: synthesize the available empirical evidence on the reliability, validity, and benefits/harms of tools and procedures that aim to assess the risk of violent radicalization. Take into account the assets as well as public safety.