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Preventing violent extremism: perceptions of policy from grassroots and communities

Lakhani, Suraj 2012. Preventing violent extremism: perceptions of policy from grassroots and communities. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice 51 (2) , pp. 190-206. 10.1111/j.1468-2311.2011.00685.x

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Abstract

This article examines the implementation of the UK's ‘Prevent Strategy’ for countering terrorist risks and threats. Informed by qualitative data, it critically assesses the perception and reception ‘on the ground’ of Prevent Strategy policies amongst those individuals who are, in many ways, the focus of such interventions. It is found that there are a number of grievances held, though three are of particular concern and revolve around funding issues, confusion of the overarching aims of the strategy, and suspicions of intelligence gathering and spying within Muslim communities.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Uncontrolled Keywords: terrorism;counter-terrorism (CT);radicalisation;counter-radicalisation;de-radicalisation;Prevent Strategy;preventing violent extremism (PVE);Muslim communities;policing ethnic minority communities
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0265-5527
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2016 09:29
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/52016

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