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The PROP Expert View: How are we to make sense of Shawcross?

Leaks from the Shawcross review of Prevent say that “Prevent has failed”.

Case-based evidence shows that Prevent is not directly involved in preventing terrorism. Rather, it addresses ideas and behaviours that are said to be “indicators” of “risk”.

Because Prevent is an early intervention, there can be no evidence that it has successfully dissuaded anyone; indeed this is logically impossible to prove.

Indeed, how can one measure “success” and “failure” when the programme itself targets people who are innocent in the law in the first place?

Source: how are we to make sense of what shawcross is saying on prevent? – The People Review of Prevent

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