Investigating Incel extremists CPD
online workshop – 3 November 2021
An exclusive insight into the disturbing world of incel extremists – a growing network of online misogynist extremists who promote hate and extreme violence against women
Our expert speaker feminist writer Laura Bates will provide an exclusive and alarming insight into the incel networks that operate online based on her research in which she infiltrated the online gangs and saw at first-hand how they operate. Her findings are included in her groundbreaking book ‘Men Who Hate Women: From Incels to Pickup Artists, the Truth about Extreme Misogyny and how it Affects Us All’
Incel extremism has recently attracted national and international publicity following the recent tragic events in Plymouth when it was revealed that investigators are exploring alleged links between Jake Davidson and incel extremism.
Run online via MS Teams
NB: this workshop is only open to serving law enforcement investigator. We respectfully ask that this flyer should not be passed onto external sources given the sensitive nature of this topic.
The Investigator is pleased to welcome Laura Bates who is considered to be a leading authority in incel extremists to run this exclusive workshop that provides an informative and educational insight into the incel movement.
This exclusive day will feature a series of presentations from Laura who will provide an insight into the incel ideology and to the extremists who pedal this dangerous belief system.
It is a must-attend for all investigators who are looking to develop their knowledge and understanding of this growing band of dangerous extremists.
The workshop will include the following content:
Session One: Introduction to Incels: who they are, the ideology explained including origins, lexicon and their belief system. It will include an analysis of the demographics of the community the size and scope of the groups and how and where they organise online.
It will also include an insight into how they fit in with other male supremacist/extremist misogynistic groups and an explanation of the threat posed by these other groups.
There will also be a brief overview of how this aligns with the broader context of normalised societal misogyny, which helps to make these views seem less radical and more acceptable to online recruits (eg. Mainstream media coverage of issues like the Me Too movement and false rape allegations).
Session Two: Incels offline: A look at the real-world attacks carried out by incels, including some which are little-known and including UK specific examples.
We’ll look at potential future threats and the ways in which the trajectory of these attacks is increasing.
Laura will provide her take on the Plymouth incident and the responses of UK incels threatening future attacks as well as provide an overview of how such attacks have been treated by law enforcement and media, very rarely described as extremism or terror attacks and often under the radar of counter terror organisations.
Session Three: Recruitment and radicalisation: a look at the specific grooming and radicalisation techniques used by these groups including their own propaganda materials and strategies, the different spheres they are targeting (including gaming sites and bodybuilding forums), the use of algorithms and social media platforms as radicalisation tools.
It will also look at the ways in which they view anti-feminism as a gateway to white supremacy and a consideration about the ways in which these forms of radicalisation may already be impacting teenage girls (recent Ofsted sexual violence report context) even if we are not hearing about higher level crimes/attacks.
Laura will also provide advice on how to look for red flags and signs of radicalisation and useful strategies for de-escalation.
Valuable forum for debate and networking
The event will also provide a valuable forum for networking and debate, giving delegates an exclusive opportunity to engage with Laura and share their own experiences and views.
10am-10.10am: Welcome and introduction, Carol Jenkins, The Investigator
10.10am-11am: Session One: Introduction to Incels: the ideology explained including origins, lexicon and their belief system as well as an analysis of the demographics of the community, the size and scope of the groups and how and where they organise online.
11.20am-12.20pm: Session Two: Incels offline: A look at the real-world attacks carried out by Incels, including some which are little-known and including UK specific examples; potential future threats and the ways in which the trajectory of these attacks is increasing.
12.40pm-1.40pm: Session Three: Session Three: Recruitment and radicalisation: a look at the specific grooming and radicalisation techniques used by these groups including their own propaganda materials and strategies, the different spheres they are targeting (including gaming sites and bodybuilding forums), the use of algorithms and social media platforms as radicalisation tools.
1.40pm: Workshop closes
HOW TO BOOK
Cost: £195 + VAT (GBP) per delegate (LEA and Government Agency rate). £395 + VAT Industry Rate (Subject to acceptance)
Booking: Please send the delegates name(s), email address(es) and purchase order (made out to The Investigator) to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44(0)844 660 8707 for further information.
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Payment can be made by PayPal/debit/credit card (corporate card fees apply + 3%).
The meeting link will be sent out 7 days before the event.