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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences > Criminology
Law > Law
Social Sciences > Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Education and Society
Faculty of Education and Society > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Dresser
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2019 09:31
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2020 12:20
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/11075
ORCID for Paul Dresser: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1041-5133

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