Understanding the Issues

There is an increasing amount of research being undertaken both within the UK and abroad examining the causes and effects of violent extremism and radicalisation. Universities and academics play a vital role in conducting research and enhancing understanding in this field. There are a number of research studies and reports examining the issues of radicalisation and extremism available to view on Safe Campus Communities.

A synopsis of the uploaded research on Safe Campus Communities can be downloaded here.

All uploaded research on radicalisation and the Prevent strategy can be accessed in the resources section.

Please find links below to relevant research portals and websites:

Centre for Fascist, anti-Fascist and post-Fascist Studies

A research unit based at Teesside University dedicated to the study of the far right and its opposition. 

The Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence

The Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence is dedicated to the study of the causes, dynamics, characteristics and consequences of terrorism and related forms of political violence. 

Centre for Conflict, Security and Terrorism

The Centre for Conflict, Security and Terrorism (CST) aims to promote the study of security politics within the UK and internationally.

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR)

The International Centre of the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) is a research centre based at King's College London (KCL) that provides research, briefings, reports and runs events surrounding radicalisation and its causes.

Radicalisation Research

Radicalisation Research consist of academic research of high quality made available and accessible to policy makers, journalists and anyone else working in this area. Managed by the Religion and Society Research Programme

The Quilliam Foundation

Quilliam is the world’s first counter-terrorism think tank set up to address the unique challenges of citizenship, identity and belonging in a globalised world. It stands for “religious freedom, equality, human rights and democracy”, and believes that challenging extremism is the duty of all responsible citizens. The site includes access to a number of free publications as well as others for purchase.

True Vision 

Hate crime reporting advice and guidance, containing online reporting forms and specific advice for all hate crimes.


Provides support and advice for incidents of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim prejudice.

Community Security Trust (CST)

Provides security advice training and guidance for British Jews, and advice and guidance for the reporting of incidents of anti-Semitism.

Let's Talk About It

Let's Talk About It is an initiative to provide practical help and guidance to the public in order to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

We Will Inspire

We Will Inspire is a counter-extremism and human rights organisation seeking to empower British Muslim women and address the inequalities they face.

The Free Initiative

The Free Initiative is the first pan-European resource to offer practical guidance on countering far-right extremism across Europe, and aims to inspire and promote cross-border learning among those working against violent far-right extremism.