Saturday 29 January 2011
A view to the future: ”Early detection” and ”radicalization”
”Extremism” means on a EU-level ”radicalization”: Advices, manuals, a comic and a data collection are supposed to forward the control over deviating behaviour. Being targeted in particular are ”Extreme Right/Left, Islamism, Nationalism, critics of Globalization etc.” Under the ”extremism” discourse, whole communities are placed under general suspicion. On board again is the interior ministry of North Rhine-Westphalia. Measures euphemistically called ”prevention” are accompanied by a trend to search personal and object data by means of software („Data Mining“). Permanent dragnet investigation in police databases strives for nothing less than to foresee crimes and interprets the found connections as ”risks”. In this workshop we will present the ”early detection” concepts and social techniques of EU police forces and discuss possibilities for intervention.
Albrecht Maurer, Matthias Monroy