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

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Cole, B. and Habashi, N. 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, B., Wells, D. and María Blanco, J. (ed.) Investigating Radicalization Trends: Case Studies in Europe and Asia Springer, Cham. pp. 215-235
AuthorsCole, B. and Habashi, N.
EditorsAkhgar, B., Wells, D. and María Blanco, J.
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.

Book titleInvestigating Radicalization Trends: Case Studies in Europe and Asia
Page range215-235
Year2019
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Publication dates
Online02 Oct 2019
Publication process dates
Deposited08 Feb 2024
SeriesSecurity Informatics and Law Enforcement
ISBN9783030254360
9783030254353
ISSN2523-8507
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-25436-0_10
Web address (URL)https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-25436-0
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