The dynamic nature of the process of radicalization to violent extremism necessitates repeated measurements.
These are carried out to re-examine the risk status over the course of time. It is known that someone who radicalizes can undergo episodes of personal crisis or experience other triggers, such as geopolitical events. These can increase the risk of violent extremist action. On the other hand, an individual may also become disillusioned and renounces radicalization to violence. It is essential that the risk pathway of such individuals be tracked through time to determine increasing or decreasing risk patterns.