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To date, we know relatively little on the interaction between the criminal justice system and terrorist offenders and influences thereupon by changes in legal and/or political context. Existing studies on the topic corroborate that criminal justice responses to terrorism, and sentencing in particular, remain a largely underexposed issue within the broader range of terrorism studies. Yet, in evaluating the criminal law as a response to terrorism, it is key to study the actual sentencing decisions of judges. Due to the unique nature of these offences, the prosecution tactics, judicial decision-making processes, sentencing principles and key predictors differ from those in the context of traditional crimes. It is, therefore, highly needed to examine how this field of interest has been approached in scientific literature (in terms of volume, nature and characteristics of the studies) in a rigorous and transparent manner. This scoping review, based on over 50 included records, highlights the importance of studying the criminal justice responses to terrorist offenders and maps the field of interest, clarifies key concepts, examines similarities and differences, and identifies research gaps. After mapping these studies according to their general characteristics (i.e. the historical and geographical distribution, the adopted research methods, and the applied theoretical frameworks), a closer look is taken at the more specific characteristics of quantitative studies (i.e. the timeframe of each dataset, the sample sizes, the coded variables and the statistical strategies used). A thematic analysis of the studies highlights the focal points of existing research and emphasizes the calls for future research. Based on the available evidence in the research domain, this papers argues for more recent, mixed methods-driven research within European countries.

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De Coensel, Stéphanie. “Sentencing Terrorist Offenders : A Scoping Review.” Annual Colloquium of the European Society of Criminology, Working Group on Radicalization, Extremism, and Terrorism, 2nd, Abstracts, 2023.
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De Coensel, S. (2023). Sentencing terrorist offenders : a scoping review. Annual Colloquium of the European Society of Criminology, Working Group on Radicalization, Extremism, and Terrorism, 2nd, Abstracts. Presented at the Second Annual Colloquium of the European Society of Criminology, Working Group on Radicalization, Extremism, and Terrorism.
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De Coensel, Stéphanie. 2023. “Sentencing Terrorist Offenders : A Scoping Review.” In Annual Colloquium of the European Society of Criminology, Working Group on Radicalization, Extremism, and Terrorism, 2nd, Abstracts.
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De Coensel, Stéphanie. 2023. “Sentencing Terrorist Offenders : A Scoping Review.” In Annual Colloquium of the European Society of Criminology, Working Group on Radicalization, Extremism, and Terrorism, 2nd, Abstracts.
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De Coensel S. Sentencing terrorist offenders : a scoping review. In: Annual Colloquium of the European Society of Criminology, Working Group on Radicalization, Extremism, and Terrorism, 2nd, Abstracts. 2023.
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S. De Coensel, “Sentencing terrorist offenders : a scoping review,” in Annual Colloquium of the European Society of Criminology, Working Group on Radicalization, Extremism, and Terrorism, 2nd, Abstracts, 2023.
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