The PROP Expert View: Is Prevent a tool for a new secular authoritarian future?

A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down? Prevent’s “pre-crime” “risk-based” legal architecture delivered in the name of “keeping us safe” will bring an authoritarian future.

Since the introduction of Prevent, the number of “non-violent” terrorism (itself an oxymoronic term) offences have increased – and we can expect more of them.

Prevent continues to operate within, and sustain, its own legal hinterland – both in terms of criminalisation and generating activity in a newly defined “pre-crime” space. This has brought a crisis of democracy.

Source: Prevent is a tool for a new secular authoritarian future – The People’s Review of Prevent

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