Development of the risk assessment instrument RADAR-right

Project date range: 01.03.2020 – 28.02.2022


The Centre for Criminology (Kriminologische Zentralstelle – KrimZ) is part of a research consortium headed by the Bundeskriminalamt (BKA) which is working on the development of RADAR-right, a risk assessment instrument for right-wing extremists who are known to the police and classified as potentially violent persons. Following the construction of RADAR-iTE for Islamist contexts, RADAR-right will be used to prioritize right-wing extremists based on risk and protective factors with respect to committing severe and life-threatening acts of extremist violence.

The project is carried out with the collaboration of the Police Academy of Saxony-Anhalt (FH-Pol) and with the support of the following associated partners: Landeskriminalamt North Rhine-Westphalia, Landeskriminalamt Saxony, and the Office for the Protection of the Constitution and Counterterrorism, Austria.

The nationwide application of RADAR-right is planned for spring 2022.

Prof. Dr. Martin Rettenberger
Lisanne Breiling
Jonas Knäble