Tackling radicalisation in dispersed societies

The Universities’ Police Science Institute explores how the risks of radicalisation can be reduced.

Working in partnership with the London Borough of Sutton and the Police Academy of the Netherlands, the particular focus of the project is upon communities where there are no defined population centres or clusters, reflecting how across Europe most activity aimed at preventing violent extremism has tended to be targeted towards particularly 'vulnerable' urban areas.

The research aims to develop new community intelligence methods that will enable European authorities to better detect a variety of risks and threats posed by different forms of extremism. In so doing, it builds upon and extends the Universities’ Police Science Institute’s established research programme on counter-terrorism policing.