Matthew Wentworth joined the International Centre for Counter-terrorism in March 2020 and currently works as project assistant.
Matthew holds two First Class Undergraduate degrees in Criminal Law & Criminal Justice Studies from Canterbury Christ Church University, UK and in Community Justice from University of Portsmouth, UK. He is currently studying a Master’s degree in International Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies with University of Glasgow, Dublin City University, OTH Regensburg, and Charles University Prague. His research interests include, inter alia, the crime-terrorism nexus, counterinsurgency, irregular warfare, and counter-terrorism strategy — particularly the UK’s use of executive counter-terror measures on which he is currently writing his Master’s thesis.
Prior to joining ICCT, Matthew was in London working as part of a public protection team for the UK Ministry of Justice. There, he led multi-agency risk-management of individuals across London working alongside police, courts, probation, and prison services. During this time Matthew was the Special Point of Contact for Serious Youth Violence and Gang Activity across six London boroughs.
His work at ICCT centers around internal research and project work and assisting in the editing, and publishing of top-tier scholarship in the ICCT Journal.
The casualties caused by armed violence in Mali have increased fourfold between 2016 and 2019, with young people being among the most affected by the situation. Insecurity, lack of economic opportunities, limited mobility and poor governance place youths at risk of engagement into violent extremism. Although many initiatives have been developed to prevent and counter […]
This report examines the social media shutdown in the wake of the Easter Attacks in Sri Lanka, and its impacts on journalists and post-incident communal violence. By highlighting the shutdown’s limitations, social costs and impact on misinformation, this report presents key recommendations for policy-makers, journalists and other key stakeholders. This report is part of a […]
As the final report in ICCT’s series on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW), this report presents the key functions of SALW used by terrorist organisations as well as a synthesis of the main trends observed across the different regions in terms of acquisition, trafficking and use of SALW as a source of finance by […]