Every year, hundreds of confrontations in prison facilities in Europe are caused not only by primary aggression, but in response to an adverse prison environment where threat, provocation, and other negative emotions are widespread among inmates. This is a significant obstacle in the deradicalisation and resocialisation of prisoners, decreasing the general well-being of prisoners and prison officers alike, while sometimes also having a direct effect on the length of prison stays.
As technological improvements come at break neck speed, it is difficult to judge whether modern technologies help protect our security or pose more of a threat. To explore this question in more detail, we engaged a domain expert for their perspective. Jarosław Przyjemczak, has a PhD in social science in the field of security and is former deputy commander of the Autonomous Counter-Terrorist Sub-Division of the Police in Gdańsk, and is well placed to help us understand this matter.
In recent years, initiatives dedicated to preventing and countering radicalisation towards violent extremism as well as encouraging deradicalisation have been emerging more frequently. To facilitate their development and evidence-based evaluation planning, the INDEED project developed free handbooks available in 10 languages. They will be extremely useful for the evaluation of such initiatives.
The massive development of technology, which began at the end of the last century and continues to this day, has caused a huge change in methods of information gathering. This, in turn, created a need for new approaches to analysis and intelligence.
Cybercrime, in its various forms, represents an increasing threat to the EU, including online child sexual exploitation. Offenders continue showing high levels of adaptability to new technologies and societal developments, while constantly enhancing cooperation and specialisation.
POLISH PLATFORM FOR HOMELAND SECURITY