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dc.contributor.advisorBrannan, David
dc.contributor.authorCoffin, McKinley D.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:37:57Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:37:57Z
dc.date.issued2007-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/3307
dc.descriptionCHDS State/Localen_US
dc.description.abstractAs a nation with the largest prison population in the world, the United States has all the ingredients for criminals, extremists, and religious radicals to collaborate in producing a new breed of homegrown terrorist. Although there are documented cases where homegrown prison converts have conducted or provided material support for terrorist operations both domestically and internationally, the phenomenon is still a relatively new concern for U.S. homeland security. This thesis uses survey and interview methodologies to assess the opinions of correctional officers and experts as to the extent of the problem, as well as identifying gaps in intelligence, training, and strategy. The results suggest that prisons are fertile recruiting grounds for disaffected inmates that may be influenced by charismatic extremists acting under the guise of religion or politics. However, the results also point to a disconnect between corrections and other homeland security disciplines that prevents the creation of a robust information sharing environment. This study's conclusions indicate that a comprehensive and effective strategy cannot be developed without first acknowledging that the problem exists, understanding the rudimentary contributing factors, and initiating discussion on a multi-faceted approach to counter the radical influence.en_US
dc.format.extentxiv, 93 p. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.subject.lcshNational securityen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshIntellecten_US
dc.subject.lcshCorrectionsen_US
dc.subject.lcshExtremistsen_US
dc.titlePrison radicalization : the new extremist training grounds?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderWollman, Lauren F.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceCaptain, Volusia County (Florida) Sheriff's Office author (civilian).en_US
dc.identifier.oclc176284734
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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