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PREVENT Policing in Practice — The Need for Evidenced-Based Research

Dresser, Paul (2019) PREVENT Policing in Practice — The Need for Evidenced-Based Research. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 49. pp. 1-11. ISSN 1752-4512

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This article examines the PREVENT agenda, part of the UK government’s counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST. Informed by semi-structured interviews conducted with a Special Branch PREVENT team, as well as individuals drawn from various security disciplines, this article highlights several practical barriers to realizing collaborative
counter-radicalization. This is important given the third objective of PREVENT: to work with a wide range of institutions where there are risks of radicalization. This 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.

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Depositing User: Paul Dresser


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Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2019 09:31
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2021 02:38


Author: Paul Dresser ORCID iD
Author: Paul Dresser

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Faculty of Education and Society
Faculty of Education and Society > School of Social Sciences


Social Sciences > Criminology
Law > Law
Social Sciences > Sociology

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