Policy briefing 24: preventing violent extremism
Examining national and local steps to tackle violent extremism, and suggesting ways in which scrutiny can investigate this issue locally.
This policy briefing examines strategies aimed at the prevention of violent extremism (PVE) in local areas, detailed in the national counter-terrorism strategy Contestunder the banner of its Prevent strategy. Prevent aims to thwart extremist behaviour within local communities at home and abroad. By insulating vulnerable persons in local communities from extremist behaviour, it is hoped that terrorist attacks perpetrated by British nationals, within and outside of the United Kingdom, will be curtailed.