Provide a short outline of your proposed study/research. This should be written for an audience that does not have any prior knowledge of the subject, and must not be overly technical. Any abbreviations or specialist terms must be explained. 125 words Maximum.
people's disengagement from violent extremist groups
Most people who join violent extremist groups, often disengage from these groups at some point. However, compared to the related field of radicalisation, there have been fewer studies of disengagement. This knowledge gap has limited policymakers and practitioners from persuading people to leave extreme groups. This research seeks to fill that gap by uncovering the reason behind people's disengagement from violent extremist groups using the Boko Haram Islamist terrorist group in Nigeria as a case study. It answers why people disengage from violent extremist organisations. The research adopts multi-attribute utility theory and the cognitive theory of moral disengagement. It relied on the use of narrative interview and photo-voice research methodologies. Disengagement interventions can only be successful if we understand why people leave violent extremist groups.