1 Hour | 1 CE

This webinar on Specialized Violence: Extremist Violence is presented by Stephen D. Hart, PhD.

Extremist violence, also referred to as terrorist violence, is a specific form of group-based violence that is motivated at least in part by ideological, religious, economic, or political beliefs or values. In recent years, violence perpetrated by a wide range of domestic, foreign, and trans-national extremists – working as lone actors or as part of organizations – has emerged as a major threat to national security and public safety. This webinar reviews of the concept of extremist violence, including its history, causes, and dynamics. Next, overlap with other forms of individual and group-based violence will be discussed. Finally, major approaches to assessing and managing risk for extremist violence will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe extremist violence

  • Describe the causes and dynamics of individual violence

  • Describe the overlap of extremist violence with other forms of individual and group violence

  • Describe major approaches to the assessment of extremist violence

Presented By

Stephen D. Hart, PhD

Dr. Stephen D. Hart obtained BA, MA, and PhD degrees in psychology at the University of British Columbia. He has been on faculty in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University since 1990, and has held the rank of Professor since 2001. He also has been a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Bergen in Norway since 2000. His expertise is in the field of clinical-forensic psychology, with a special focus on the assessment of violence risk and psychopathic personality disorder.
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