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From Criminals To Terrorists And Back?

The second and final report on the Netherlands‘ crime-terror nexus has analysed all fourteen profiles of individuals arrested in 2015 for offences of terrorism.

Author
Jessica Sciarone MSc and Dr. Bart Schuurman
Date
26 April 2019
Links
Report 'From Criminals To Terrorists And Back?'
 Criminal past among terrorism offenders appears to be quite prevalent in this country and this study providing a snapshot of 2015 shows 10 of the 14 arrestees have had a run-in with the law before. Looking at other aspects of their lives, one see the terrorist population is a younger one with almost half of them suffering from some kind of mental illness.

The study also briefly touches upon the phenomenon of foreign fighters and radicalisation so to get a more well-rounded picture on the state of Dutch terrorism in 2015

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