According to the official line, radical Islamic thought is the source of terrorism in this country. But what about mental health?
Clarke Jones is a criminologist based at Research School of Psychology at the ANU. Following on from his work with the Australian Intervention Support Hub in 2015/16, he now runs a group called the Youth Engagement Advisory Hub. Rather than taking a 'countering violent extremism' approach, his work and ethnographical research is grounded on the notion that, to adequately address anti-social and violent behaviour in young people, all efforts must be embedded within activities that engage and support families and communities rather than alienate them. Therefore, community partnerships are essential to the success of the longer-term goals of community safety and harmony.