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West Yorkshire's PCC and University of Bradford join forces to tackle online radicalisation

Published: 26/06/2017

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire Police, the North East Counter Terrorism Unit and the University of Bradford have joined forces to tackle online radicalisation.

The University of Bradford will work with the Office of the PCC, West Yorkshire Police and the North East Counter Terrorism Unit to carry out an in depth study into online radicalisation.

The University has created a Cyber Security Interdisciplinary Centre to carry out focused research into cyber security issues, the first of which will be the joint radicalisation project.

The Centre has a wealth of expertise from many different backgrounds including computer science, digital forensics, cryptography, peace studies and social science, which will enable them to look at the data available from different perspectives to that of the police, to understand how an individual can be radicalised through online means.

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