Enhancing Community Resilience: Assessing the Role That Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Law Enforcement (LEA) Staff Associations and Networks Can Play in the Fight Against Radicalisation

COLE, Bankole and HABASHI, Nadia (2019). Enhancing Community Resilience: Assessing the Role That Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Law Enforcement (LEA) Staff Associations and Networks Can Play in the Fight Against Radicalisation. In: AKHGAR, Babak, WELLS, Douglas and BLANCO, J., (eds.) Investigating Radicalization Trends Case Studies in Europe and Asia. Security Informatics and Law Enforcement . Springer Nature, 215-235.

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    Abstract

    This chapter discusses the concept of community resilience and explains it in the context of the fight against radicalisation and CVE. Adopting Michael Ungar’s (American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 81:1–17, 2011) definition of resilience, the chapter argues that resilience is not the attribute of a community but the end product of a process whereby identified community capabilities (e.g. willingness to address problems) are harnessed and supported by culturally sensitive resources offered by culturally aware and capable service providers in which the community has trust and confidence. It is argued that the community will naturally navigate to such resources and that resilience will occur because the community is empowered to negotiate and work in partnership with the resource providers to address the adversity (i.e. problem of radicalisation/CVE). The chapter also acknowledges the important role that British Black, Asian and minority police officer staff associations and networks have been playing in engaging with and helping minority ethnic communities in the UK, including addressing issues of radicalisation, and argue that this valuable resource within the British LEA is undermined by very low numbers of BAME officers in counterterrorism activities.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Series Online ISSN 2523-8515
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Technology & Engineering
    Identification Number: 978-3-030-25436-0_10
    Page Range: 215-235
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2020 11:41
    Last Modified: 08 Apr 2020 11:41
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/25936

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