Such material is sometimes open to misinterpretation by the authorities

by Kelvin Smith

A Universities UK document about Prevent can be found here and the summary makes interesting reading.

Universities play a vital role in carrying out research on issues where security-sensitive material is relevant. This guidance document concerns the storage and circulation of security-sensitive research material.

If circulated carelessly, such material is sometimes open to misinterpretation by the authorities, and can put authors in danger of arrest and prosecution under, for example, counter-terrorism legislation. Certain procedures for independently registering and storing this material – through research ethics processes – are recommended in this guidance.

Academic study, like art and literature, is now subject to special scrutiny: researchers, writers and artists are warned to be wary of misinterpretation.

This is the last post under the category An Essay in Kasterlee. The essay itself will be on this site soon.