Event Title

Facts & Fictions about Islam in Prison: Assessing Prisoner Radicalization in Post-9/11 America

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Description

This presentation assesses prisoner radicalization in the post-9/11 era. Using ethnographic data, it shows how Muslims have been characterized as a threat to national security, particularly, due to foreign jihadist connections. These assertions, however, are false alarms—neither extremist violence nor foreign infiltration has materialized in any meaningful way; the discussion will conclude by considering social and penal policies for keeping it this way.

About the Lecturer: Spearit is an Assistant Professor Law, University of St. Louis

Document Type

Event

Start Date

30-1-2013 12:00 PM

End Date

30-1-2013 1:00 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Islam in Prison, Prisoner radicalization

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Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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Facts & Fictions about Islam in Prison: Assessing Prisoner Radicalization in Post-9/11 America

Fairhaven College Auditorium

This presentation assesses prisoner radicalization in the post-9/11 era. Using ethnographic data, it shows how Muslims have been characterized as a threat to national security, particularly, due to foreign jihadist connections. These assertions, however, are false alarms—neither extremist violence nor foreign infiltration has materialized in any meaningful way; the discussion will conclude by considering social and penal policies for keeping it this way.

About the Lecturer: Spearit is an Assistant Professor Law, University of St. Louis