Roots of Violent Radicalisation

The Home Affairs Committee has concluded its inquiry into Roots of violent radicalisation and published its Report.


The Committee's Report on Roots of violent radicalisation was published on 6 February 2012 as the Nineteenth Report of Session 2010-12, HC 1446.

Additional written evidence has been published.

Government Response

The Government published its response on 6 June 2012.

Terms of Reference

The Committee issued the following terms of reference on 25 May 2011:

  • To determine the major drivers of, and risk factors for recruitment to, terrorist movements linked to (a) Islamic fundamentalism (b) Irish dissident republicanism and (c) domestic extremism;
  • To examine the relative importance of prisons and criminal networks, religious premises, universities and the internet as fora for violent radicalisation;
  • To examine the operation and impact of the current process for proscribing terrorist groups;
  • To consider the appropriateness of current preventative approaches to violent radicalisation, in light of these findings, including the roles of different organisations at national and local level; and
  • To make recommendations to inform implementation of the Government’s forthcoming revised Prevent strategy.



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