Radicalisation

Flash, the emperor and policies without evidence: counter-terrorism measures destined for failure and societal division

Flash, the emperor and policies without evidence: counter-terrorism measures destined for failure and societal division

February 20, 2016

Governments around the world are uniting in trying to defeat terrorist movements. A balanced and evidence-based approach is necessary.
This paper by our Trustee Prof Kam Bhui, probably a few years ahead of its time, might well go on to be the seminal piece that resets how policies are formulated, psychiatry

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Is Violent Radicalisation Associated with Poverty, Migration, Poor Self-Reported Health and Common Mental Disorders?

Is Violent Radicalisation Associated with Poverty, Migration, Poor Self-Reported Health and Common Mental Disorders?

February 18, 2016

from our Trustee Professor Kam Bhui & Professor Edgar Jones:
 
Doctors, lawyers and criminal justice agencies need methods to assess vulnerability to violent radicalization. In synergy, public health interventions aim to prevent the emergence of risk behaviours as well as prevent and treat new illness events. This paper describes a new

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Is radicalisation a public health issue?

Is radicalisation a public health issue?

February 20, 2015

Counter-terrorism approaches grounded in the criminal justice system have not prevented violent radicalisation. Indeed there is some evidence that these approaches may have encouraged membership of radical groups by not recognising Muslim communities as allies, citizens, victims of terrorism, and victims of discrimination, but only as suspect communities who were

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Radicalisation and Public Health

Radicalisation and Public Health

February 20, 2015

careif is involved in generating new evidence and health policies that promote and protect public health in a culturally diverse society. Extreme views can lead to actions that are harmful to individuals and society. These views can be expressed in rhetoric about religion, or lifestyles, or prohibitions about everyday choices,

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Vulnerable to radicalization: depressed & disaffected

February 20, 2015

Might Depression, Psychosocial Adversity, and Limited Social Assets Explain Vulnerability to and Resistance against Violent Radicalisation?
Professor Kam Bhui and Professor Edgar Jones defining study reveals the common characteristics of those most vulnerable to recruitment by terrorists. This study tests whether depression, psychosocial adversity, and limited social assets offer protection or

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