The need to counter extremist terrorist manifestations in society and in the penal system



The article discusses the need for inter-agency work to minimize the extremist-terrorist activities in the community. The problem of the psychology of extremism and terrorism are increasingly in the spotlight representatives of various scientific disciplines. First of all, there is no single legal science in all respects understanding of phenomena such as extremism and terrorism, their classification and evaluation, although a number of positive examples in this respect international cooperation is present. According to current data provided by the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, the General Prosecutor of the Russian Federation, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, as well as the Moscow Bureau for Human Rights, extremism is a real threat to the national security of the Russian Federation. From the data of law enforcement should be the fact that most of the crimes of extremist and terrorist nature committed by persons of young age, the consciousness of which are susceptible to nationalist propaganda. A significant increase in informal youth movements extremist-nationalist orientation. The problem of expansion of extremism is also relevant for the penitentiary system of modern society. The very fact that a significant number of prisoners serving sentences for extremism and terrorism, illustrates the need for them special psychological and educational work

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Keywords: aggressiveness, imprisonment, the prison system, prevention, prison psychologists, law enforcement officials, terrorism and extremism.

Journal rubric: Penitentiary Psychology and Penal Practice

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Kazberov P.N. The need to counter extremist terrorist manifestations in society and in the penal system [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2013. Vol. 3, no. 2 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Pavel N. Kazberov, PhD in Psychology, Leading Researcher, Research Institute of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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