Definition of deradicalization in US English:

deradicalization

(British deradicalisation)

noun

  • The action or process of causing a person with extreme views to adopt more moderate positions on political or social issues.

    ‘a forensic psychologist who has written extensively on terrorism and deradicalization’
    as modifier ‘a government-run deradicalization program’
    • ‘One measure of the seriousness with which Denmark takes the issue of extremism is the nearly 60.9 million kroner deradicalization plan agreed by the government.’
    • ‘But he says inviting the fringe inside is a necessary part of community deradicalisation.’
    • ‘Radicalized individuals are not reported to authorities by friends and family members because they don't know about available deradicalization resources.’
    • ‘In his sentencing remarks, Justice Whealy said the cell members showed little remorse and few signs of deradicalisation.’
    • ‘Yet strip away ideology and what emerges are two strikingly similar tales of radicalization, militancy and, in the case of these two men, deradicalization.’
    • ‘Indonesia's police-run deradicalization approach includes sentence reduction and financial assistance.’
    • ‘Whitehall had poured millions of pounds into an extensive programme of preventing violent extremism and a parallel programme of deradicalisation.’
    • ‘The deradicalization centre also conducts educational lectures and puts out material to help identify potential threats.’
    • ‘These initiatives have had success, notably the deradicalization and counterterror finance campaigns.’
    • ‘Supporters of deradicalization view it as the strategy to counter violent extremism both at home and abroad.’
    • ‘Experts have noted that there is little consensus on what deradicalization entails, or which methods work best.’

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