CCCJ Seminar: Counter-Extremism and Policy Making: Evidence, Aspirations, Effects
|Dates:||25 October 2016|
|Times:||16:00 - 17:30|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Law|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Professor Gabe Mythen|
This presentation by Professor Gabe Mythen from the University of Liverpool provides an overview of the impacts of counter-extremism policy in Britain over the last decade. Focusing on the UK Government’s Prevent Strategy, both the rationale for and the efficacy of policies designed to counter radicalization are considered.
Drawing on primary empirical data from a study conducted in the North West of England, some of the iatrogenic effects of risk-based preventative practices are elucidated.
In the light of the July 2016 House of Commons Home Affairs Committee Report, the lessons to be learnt from previous policy making around counter-extremism are considered and the utility of ‘radicalisation’ as an explanatory concept is questioned.
Professor Gabe Mythen
Role: Reader in Criminology
Organisation: University of Liverpool
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