• Slaviša Vuković Full Professor, PhD
Keywords: police, prevention, deradicalization, effects


The process of radicalization has been perceived as a significant problem in many countries, especially in developed Western democracies that have faced with homegrown terrorism. At the same time, the police are expected to take action to prevent this process as successfully as possible. The police have been committed to strengthening their preventive activities for several decades, so the question inevitably arises as to how much their activities have achieved the desired goals and whether such activities can be expected to contribute to the process of deradicalization? Therefore, the aim of this paper is to point out to the achieved results in strengthening the preventive role of the police and in terms of the possibility of using the acquired experiences to prevent the process of radicalization. Experiences gained by police in developed countries can be useful for the police in the Republic of Serbia, provided that the specifics of their application in the domestic environment are taken into account.


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