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Insights from Former Extremists

formers Credit: Concordia University

This project draws from the voices of those who have engaged in hatred, namely, former extremists, sharing their experiences and thoughts on how to build resilience against radicalization leading to violent extremism and hatred. Tapping into the experiences of formers helps researchers and practioners better understand the radicalization process. The voices of law enforcement officials and community-based activists are also included in these discussions, in an effort to develop multi-stakeholder, evidence-based strategies and learning material to combat violent extremism and hatred in Canada.


Ryan Scrivens, Vivek Venkatesh, Maxime Berube


Public Safety Canada, Concordia University, SSHRC





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