Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology, Birmingham City University
Imran Awan is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University. He has published widely in the area of counterterrorism, extremism, human rights, and policing and co-edited the book ‘Policing Cyber Hate, Cyber Threats and Cyber Terrorism’ (Ashgate 2012). In 2010, he was invited by the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism to a Prevent Seminar held in London to discuss government policy on how best to prevent violent extremism.
In 2011 Imran was invited by the Equality and Human Rights Commission to take part in a review of UK Government Counter-terrorism legislation and the impact it had upon the Human Rights Act. He has also given evidence before the All Party Parliamentary Group on Islamophobia in the House of Commons. He is a regular contributor for the Guardian, the Independent and the New statesman. Imran’s latest co-edited book is entitled: ‘Extremism, Counter-Terrorism and Policing’ which was published this summer by Ashgate in 2013.