TITLE

PREVENTING VIOLENT EXTREMISM: MEASUREMENT PARADOXES AND PITFALLS

AUTHOR(S)
Bartlett, Jamie; Miller, Carl
PUB. DATE
October 2012
SOURCE
Canadian Diversity / Canadian Diversité;Fall2012, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The authors examine the difficulties inherent in measuring counter-terrorism prevention work, suggesting that there is a "measurement paradox": evaluating of prevention work is essential, extremely difficult, and cannot always be widely published. Because evaluating prevention work requires measuring a non-event, there is a risk of declining public support for successful prevention efforts. The authors speculate that this paradox may worsen in future, and suggest some ways which policy makers might respond.
ACCESSION #
88818839

 

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