Dr Layla Aitlhadj and Prof. John Holmwood introduce the second report from the People’s Review of Prevent (PRoP), the Response to the Shawcross Review of Prevent.
Prof. Alison Scott-Baumann introduces this panel discussion in which Prof. Holmwood highlights the flawed arguments, lack of data evidence and ideological nature of the Shawcross Review of Prevent.
These points are all detailed at length in the full report.
Dr Layla Aitlhadj underscores that the Shawcross Report should be withdrawn, especially given the new hierarchy of control that Shawcross’s recommendations dictate within the Home Office, with no parliamentary oversight.
Dr Aitlhadj also highlights that, even by his own line of argument, Prevent should be withdrawn from schools.
However, Shawcross reached another conclusion – that Prevent should see individuals (including children) as not ‘vulnerable’, but ‘susceptible’, placing an even heavier burden of proof on children and presenting one of many threats to human rights in the UK.
This is followed by a lively and interesting Q-and-A session covering Islamophobia in the police, the need to strongly interrogate the roles of think tanks like Policy Exchange, the extent of the involvement of the Home Office in the independent review, and why Shawcross overlooked key data, among other subjects.
View the full event here.
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