Introduction CONTESTPROTECT PREVENT PURSUE PREPARE PRE-CRIMINAL SPACE "Prevent is about supporting and protecting individuals who may besusceptible to radicalisation. Ensuring that individuals are diverted away beforeany crime is committed. It has been described as the only long-term solution to the current threat from terrorism." SO15 - Counter Terrorism Command
Terrorism a crime.Terrorism is a bigger crime than "the act" itself. Therefore terrorism can happen in ANY community. SO15 - Counter Terrorism Command
Influence and radicalisation. Influence is a normal social process that we all employ in our lives.Radicalisers use exactly the same normal social processes of influence when trying to radicalise vulnerable people. There is no magic formula or secret skill. GUILT LOYALTY SENSE OF DUTY The only difference is they use it to potentially extreme effect. SO15 - Counter Terrorism Command
An example of radicalisation Tactics used: Strong emotive language. change in tone / tact for audience. ties together the grievances such as the Falklands War, unemployment, immigration and housing. sense of Nationalism. with us or against us. SO15 - Counter Terrorism Command
Recognising vulnerability. Vulnerability can often be thought of as someone of low intelligence or a deprived background but…Within the context of Prevent we mean individuals who, because of their circumstance, experiences or state of mind are susceptible to a terrorist ideology. SO15 - Counter Terrorism Command
Symptoms in action.Nicky Davison • Poverty, personal crisis and links to criminality. • Social exclusion, victim of bullying. • Extremist material, internet use and domestic policy. • Group identity.Andrew (Isa) Ibrahim • Poverty, personal crisis and links to criminality. • Social exclusion, victim of bullying. • Extremist material, internet use and domestic policy. SO15 - Counter Terrorism Command
A process of radicalisation.People may sometimes pass through a phase of holding extremist but not violent views, before reaching a position where they are prepared to support violence. Mainstream Radical Extreme Terrorism Views Isolation - Vulnerability - Criminal Behaviour However, at points throughout, it is possible to intervene to prevent vulnerable people like Andrew (Isa). Safeguarding vulnerable people from radicalisation is no different from safeguarding them from other forms of harm. SO15 - Counter Terrorism Command
What is Channel.Channel seeks to offer support to people who may be prone to becomingviolently extreme, whose behaviour has raised concern and been brought to police attention. An intervention is then identified and put in place to divert them from this path. What happens to a referral. • No flagging on any indicies • Full risk assessment report • Not criminalised • Not a covert intelligence gathering exercise • Service user participation is voluntary • Does the subject know? • Does the intervention provider know? SO15 - Counter Terrorism Command
What happens to a referral. • No flagging on any indicies • Full risk assessment report • Not criminalised • Not a covert intelligence gathering exercise • Service user participation is voluntary • Does the subject know? • Does the intervention provider know? Interventions. • Faith groups • Mentors • Education • Housing • Sporting activities • Diversionary activities. SO15 - Counter Terrorism Command
Any Questions? PC Gareth Nash 1655 SO Mobile: 07796 610 651Email: firstname.lastname@example.org SO15 - Counter Terrorism Command
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