Radicalization Risk Rubric R3 Certification Course
Upcoming Radicalization Risk Rubric R3 Certification Courses
Campus Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment Teams (BIT/TAT) have become increasingly concerned with how to identify the potential for radicalization of their students toward extremist violence. There have been several recent cases where a radicalized individual carried out an extremist or terrorist attack on a college campus, as well as increasing incidents of hardened and fixated political ideologies leading to harmful debate, aggressive exchanges, and violence. This program explores how to assess the risk of a college student becoming radicalized and moving forward with violent actions to a person, place, or system.
This program will provide teams with a research based, objective tool useful to better estimate the risk of violence with students, faculty, and staff who increasingly become entrenched in radical thoughts and begin to see violence as a reasonable means to achieve their goals.
- Participants will review risk factors as they relate to a radicalized individual transitioning to violent, extremist action.
- Participants will review protective factors as they relate to mitigating an individual’s transition to violence.
- Participants will review mobilization factors that increase the likelihood of activation.
- Participants will review and discuss the scoring of the R3 Risk Factors (RF), Protective Factors (PF), and Mobilization (M).
- Participants will explore how scores on the R3 should be used to guide interventions.
9:00am to 11:00am
- Defining radical thoughts and extremist actions
- Review of literature related to risk, protective, and mobilization factors
- Case examples of previous attacks
- Religious Ideology, Social Justice, Political Ideology, Environment Concerns, Animal Rights
11:00am to 11:15am – Break
11:15am to 12:30pm
- Defining the ten Risk Factors (RF)
- Hardened point of view, injustice collecting
- Marginalization and perceived discrimination
- Connection to extremists
- Affiliation seeking
- Expressions of polarized thinking and ideaology
- Cognitive bleakness
- Personal failures
- Societal disengagement
- Justification to violent action
- Predisposing characteristics
- Defining the ten Protective Factors (PF)
- Social connection
- Pluralistic inclusivity
- Non-violent outlets
- Social safety
- Emotional stability
- Professional/academic engagement
- Global competence
- Consequences of actions
12:30pm to 1:30pm – Lunch
1:30pm to 3:00pm
- Defining the ten mobilization risk factors prior to an attack (M)
- Direct threat
- Escalation to action
- Catalyst event(s)
- Increased group pressure
- Access to lethal means
- Narrowing on target
- Evaporating protective inhibitors
- Discussion of scoring the R3
3:00pm to 3:15pm – Break
3:15pm to 5:00pm
- Scoring R3 case examples
- White Supremacy
- Animal Rights
- Environmental Rights
- Political Ideology (alt-right)
- Political Ideology (ISIL)