De-radicalization Style in Indonesian Pilot Prisons: Classification Scheme to Support Risk Reduction Theory


In order to tackle radicalism and terrorism phenomenon in the 21st century that become a more serious threat for national security, countries in the world have been implementing various soft approach methods and techniques that adjusted to domestic wisdom of the respective countries.  In Indonesia, the so-called de-radicalization program has been designated for its terrorist prisoners who serve their sentence in prisons.  Numerous studies analyze its advantages and weaknesses, and some have identified its failure.  Purpose of this study is to analyze the failure of the Indonesian de-radicalization program and identify its causes.  This study uses qualitative method, which supported by data that collected through literature review, observations, and interview sessions.  Among some of the causes, previous studies show that lack of post release (after-care) program, in addition to minimum monitoring and evaluation system, have an impact on recidivism.  That said, former terrorist inmates have been identified returning violence and involve in terrorism.  Further in this study, it develops risk reduction theory that requires behavioral change of terrorist inmate, in order to reduce the risk of recidivism.  An inmate classification scheme is used to measure risk level of each inmate, and intended to identify prison assignment, the required level of supervision and control, as well as identifying appropriate de-radicalization program for each terrorist inmate.  Prisons in Nusa Kambangan Island are designated as pilot prisons of this project.  The Indonesian prison authorities keep developing the risk reduction and the inmate classification scheme, working closely with relevant parties in order to achieve success.

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Maya Trisdamayanti, University of Indonesia, Indonesia
Muhamad Syauqillah, University of Indonesia, Indonesia
Jerry Marcellino Longahan, University of Indonesia, Indonesia
Puspitasari, University of Indonesia, Indonesia

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Conference: ACSS2020
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Trisdamayanti M., Syauqillah M., Longahan J., & Puspitasari A. (2020) De-radicalization Style in Indonesian Pilot Prisons: Classification Scheme to Support Risk Reduction Theory ISSN: 2186-2303 – The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences 2020: Official Conference Proceedings
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