Professor Tom Sorell of Warwick University was interviewed by the Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research (PaCCS) about his work, including as part of the PERICLES project.
The discussion covered his role as a Global Uncertainties Fellow, contributing ethics research to a range of projects developing technologies. He also focuses on the question of whether and when preparatory acts can legitimately be criminalised and performs other applied ethics work.
Tom Sorrell discussed the ethics of interviewing current and ex-extremists and the issues that can arise. Researchers are meant to ensure confidentiality to interviewees, but what if the law also compels you to report certain admissions that may pose a security risk.