Prevent: what is pre-criminal space?

Goldberg, David, Jadhav, Sushrut ORCID logoORCID: and Younis, Tarek ORCID logoORCID: (2017) Prevent: what is pre-criminal space? BJPsych Bulletin, 41 (4) . pp. 208-211. ISSN 1758-3209 [Article] (doi:10.1192/pb.bp.116.054585)

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Prevent is a UK-wide programme within the government’s anti-terrorism strategy aimed at stopping individuals from supporting or taking part in terrorist activities. NHS England’s Prevent Training and Competencies Framework requires health professionals to understand the concept of pre-criminal space. This article examines pre-criminal space, a new term which refers to a period of time during which a person is referred to a specific Prevent-related safeguarding panel, Channel. It is unclear what the concept of pre-criminal space adds to the Prevent programme. The term should be either clarified or removed from the Framework.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Mental Health, Social Work and Interprofessional Learning
Item ID: 29565
Notes on copyright: COPYRIGHT: © 2017 The Author
This is an open-access article published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Depositing User: Tarek Younis
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2020 14:14
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2020 10:53

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