Training Poland’s Prison Staff: Status Quo, Obstacles, and the MIRAD Project

As is the case in prison services across the world, the Polish Prison Service is having to adapt to constant change. Not only are the behaviours and demographics of inmates shifting, but there is also significant turnover of prison personnel. Officers need more access to more training than is currently provided just to meet their everyday duties, and must also adapt to abnormal and potentially dangerous trends like radicalisation.

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CINTiA 2024 Analytical Conference [SAVE THE DATE]

We are thrilled to announce that the third edition of the “Criminal Intelligence – New Trends in Analysis Conference 2024” (CINTiA 2024) will be held on September 24-26, 2024 in Krakow. The event will be organised in cooperation with the Faculty of Computer Science of the AGH University in Krakow.

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Tackling Reactive Aggression with VR: An Introduction to the VR4React Project

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.

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New Technologies vs. Security of Public Spaces

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.

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The INDEED e-guidebooks – designing initiatives & evidence-based evaluation (PVE/CVE/Derad)

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.

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