DFP Annual Conference: Pre-Conference Workshop - Post conflict recovery

08 November 20239:30am - 12:30pmNorthern Ireland
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Violence and trauma
A painted sign on a wall in Belfast reading 'Joy, Love, Peace' in the shape of a shamrock - 20 February 1954
In person
Division of Forensic Psychology
DFP - Northern Ireland

Two nationally and internationally recognised experts in the area of terrorism/extremism - Professor Andrew Silke, Royal Holloway University, London and Dr John Morrison Maynooth University Ireland, will examine cutting edge research findings on why people engage and disengage from involvement and membership of extremist organisations.

Dr Morrison will share the new Phoenix Model of Disengagement and De-radicalisation and Professor Silke will explain a new risk assessment framework, TRODA (Terrorism Risk Offender Dynamic Assessment) currently in use in Northern Ireland.

Both researchers have published extensively in this area and sit on expert advisory panels in the UK and abroad. The audience will be invited to share their experiences across the criminal justice agencies.

Refreshments will be provided.


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Professor Andrew Silke is recognised as a leading expert on terrorism and radicalisation. He is currently Professor of Criminology at Royal Holloway University, London. He has a background in forensic psychology and criminology and has worked both in academia and for government. His many publications include the books Prisons, Terrorism and Extremism: Critical Issues in Management, Radicalisation and Reform (2014) and the Routledge Handbook of Terrorism and Counterterrorism (2018).

He is a member of the Cabinet Office National Risk Assessment Behavioural Science Expert Group, the HM Prison and Probation Service Correctional Services Advice & Accreditation Panel (CSAAP) Expert Panel on Extremism, and the HMPPS/Home Office Counter Terrorism Prisons and Probation Independent Advisory Group.

Dr John Morrison is an Assistant Professor in Criminology in the School of Law and Criminology at Maynooth University Ireland, John holds a PhD in International Relations (University of St Andrews), an MA in Forensic Psychology (University College Cork), and a BA in Psychology (University College Dublin). His research focuses particularly on terrorist decision making processes, including on issues around radicalisation and disengagement.

Within this he looks at splits in terrorist organisations, disengagement, radicalisation, expert novice differences, terrorist risk and the role of trust in terrorist involvement. John's research has been funded by research bodies in the UK and the US, including the ESRC and the Minerva Research Initiative. He is Associate Editor of two leading Terrorism Studies Journals, Perspectives on Terrorism, and Behavioural Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression and is on the Editorial Board of Terrorism and Political Violence. John is an Associate Fellow at the International Centre for Counter Terrorism and a member of the Advisory Board for the Society for Terrorism Research. He is the founder of the Irish Network of Terrorism and Political Violence Researchers.

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