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Australian Intervention Support Hub: getting in early to prevent violent extremism

16th October 2015

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Dr Clarke Jones holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales, which examined the burring roles of the military and police in response to non-traditional security threats.

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As the NSW government considers control orders on terrorism suspects as young as 14, researchers from the Australian Intervention Support Hub (AISH) working with potential offenders say this is the wrong way.

Clarke Jones, Co-Director of the Hub with Deakin University’s Greg Monash and research officers Mary Ivec and Roslyn Richardson have been awarded almost one million dollars by the federal government and police to run the Australian Intervention Support Hub. It’s their job to work with criminologists, counsellors and communities to set up early interventions for youth at risk of being radicalised.

Some of the teens will be Muslims but others not. In this ABC radio religion and ethics report, Clarke Jones and Mary Ivec insist that teachers are as critical as imams.

Listen to the entire interview on ABC radio.

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