CREST Roundup: May 2018

This is a roundup of what CREST has been up to in May 2018. You can stay up-to-date with all our work by signing up to the CREST Newsletter, and have CREST news and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

CREST Security Review

Missed an issue?

CREST Security Review (CSR) is a quarterly magazine which provides a gateway to the very best knowledge and expertise. The articles in CSR translate academic jargon to ‘so what’ answers and illustrate how behavioural and social science can be used effectively in everyday scenarios.

The latest issue of CSR gives an insight into some of the latest research on influence. You can read more about all eight issues here.

Previous issues have looked at Transitions, Decision Making, Networks, After Islamic State, Transmission, Cyber Security and Eliciting Information.

You can download, for free, all our issues of CSR here.

BASS18 – last chance for early bird rate

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REMINDER: The early bird offer for the #BASS18 conference closes midnight today.
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Flickr – free images

All CREST artwork in one place

As part of our commitment to communicate our work as widely as possible, we created an official Flickr account to share the fantastic images, as well as showcase our more visual research such as mind maps and info-graphics, to a wider audience.

We’ve recently updated the platform to include even more images, which you can use for free, for print or online, as long as you attribute. Don’t know how to attribute? Click here.

See all the CREST images here.

Follow us on flickr

You can easily view or download our creative images, you don’t need a Flickr account to access them, but if you’re on Flickr be sure to follow us. By following us you’ll be updated as and when new collections of images are added.


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Out and about

Jasjit Singh was invited to Downing Street for the Vaisakhi reception on the 30th April where he met the PM and gave her a copy of his CREST report.

Jasjit’s research was also used in a complaint against the Toronto Star in Canada (read original press release here) which was also picked up in Voice Online and Sikh Siyasat News.


Edgework: The Politics and Ethics of Conducting Research on Violent Extremism and Terrorism

Call for papers for the first AVERT (Addressing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation to Terrorism) Research Network Symposium, Edgework: The Politics and Ethics of Conducting Research on Violent Extremism and Terrorism.

This 2-day research symposium on 3-4 September 2018 at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia will feature Professor Maura Conway of the VOX-Pol Network of Excellence (EU) and Dublin City University as the keynote speaker. Abstracts and participations from interested colleagues are encouraged, from anywhere in the world.

For further details about the symposium’s focus, outcomes and deadlines see here or contact or for any questions. They hope to see a range of rich, provocative and stimulating papers and debate arising from this symposium.

CREST on film

Watch CREST researchers talk about their topic of study

Last year we uploaded several videos of our researchers, talking about their studies, to our YouTube channel. These videos are another way to the share our fantastic CREST-funded research on security threats.

A year on and we catch up with familiar faces on their latest findings and where their research is headed, as well as introduce some of our new commissioned research. You can watch all the videos here.

What roles do women play in violent extremist groups? This is the question asked by Rosie Mutton in her doctoral research at the University of Lancaster. Now in her second year of work, she talks here about gender and violence and the many roles that women play in these groups and how these are framed by the groups themselves.


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