Event: E-Learning Webinar: Radicalisation & Gang Culture

Date
21 Mar 2017, 11:00–12:00
Venue
Online Event
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Description

This is a pre-recorded Webinar where we look at ‘radicalisation’ in the UK and where we examine radicalisation and the influence of gang culture.

There is a growing trend of child exploitation within UK gang culture. It ruins lives and disrupts families. It is a disease that preys on vulnerable and impressionable children, as young as 10 years old, who are being targeted and groomed by older gang members that coerce them into committing serious criminal acts that often end in gun and knife violence.

It also leads to radicalisation where Islamic extremists target young ethnic minorities and white working class boys are targeted by right-wing extremists. Gangs become their new homes where they find order, authority and belonging that society and often parents no longer offer.

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Who should attend?

This webinar will be relevant to both elected members and officers involved in radicalisation and gang culture as well law enforcement and voluntary sectors.

Speakers

This webinar will be led by Sheldon Thomas, the Founder and Chief Executive of Gangsline. In it he will discuss why gangs become instruments of radicalisation, the problems of developing an exit strategy and what communities and local authorities can do to address this problem.

Sheldon is hailed as a leading expert in gang culture and is both an advisor to the Home Office and New Scotland Yard on gang culture and violence, and to Trident, which is, a specialist unit dealing with black-on-black gun related crime. Sheldon regularly sits in on the Home Office roundtable discussions and has contributed to the Home Office ‘Ending Gang Violence’ Strategy (2011). He also currently provides strategic and tactical advice to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham and Newham on gang-related activity, and informs on cross-border issues for the London Boroughs of Waltham Forest and Redbridge.

Francis Sealey, GlobalNet21, a former producer at the BBC for The Open University, Francis has extensive experience of engaging with local communities and the use of social media.