PREVENT Policing in Practice: The Need for Evidence-based Research

Dresser, Paul (2018) PREVENT Policing in Practice: The Need for Evidence-based Research. Working Paper. Centre for Applied Social Sciences Working Paper Series, Sunderland.

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Abstract

This article examines the PREVENT agenda, part of the UK government’s counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST. Informed by semi-structured interviews conducted with PREVENT police officers, the article highlights pragmatic barriers to realising collaborative counter-radicalisation; this is important given the third objective of PREVENT: to work with a wide range of institutions where there are risks of radicalisation. The article departs from analyses that have examined PREVENT in the context of suspect profiling; rather, the focus is on illuminating the implementation, (re)configuration and performance of PREVENT policing. The article concludes by advocating the necessity for evidence-based research - this proffers pragmatic implications for the governance of counter-terrorism.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: PREVENT, counter-radicalisation, CONTEST, policing, extremism, collaboration
Subjects: Social Sciences > Criminology
Divisions: Faculty of Education and Society > Department of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Dresser
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2018 11:19
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2018 11:19
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/9151

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