Preventing violent extremism: perceptions of policy from grassroots and communities

Lakhani, Suraj (2011) Preventing violent extremism: perceptions of policy from grassroots and communities. The Howard Journal Of Criminal Justice, 51 (2). pp. 190-206. ISSN 0265-5527

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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
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Depositing User: Suraj Lakhani
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2015 10:49
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2015 10:49
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/55367
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