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A Life Free from Fear

A Life Free from Fear

A Life Free From Fear – James Carr, Jennifer Schweppe and Amanda Haynes Jennifer Schweppe In an earlier post, Piotr Godzisz raised the question of an east-west divide in understanding and challenging hate crime. Piotr’s blog highlights significant differences between East and Western Europe in the lens through which hate crime is understood, and consequently…

Do Hate Crime Victims want tougher sentences?

Do Hate Crime Victims want tougher sentences?

By Luke Hubbard, Research Assistant, Institute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice, Northampton University Having been able to secure a majority government following the general election, the Conservatives will be able to implement the majority of their election manifesto in full. In this manifesto they pledged to strengthen the law on disability, homophobic, and transphobic…

Twitter posts

Twitter posts

What’s happening? Hatred in 140 characters or less By Stephanie Carbone Every tweet starts the same by asking: What’s happening? This exploding form of social media and forum for thoughts asks you one simple question and within seconds, your ideas are out there for the world to access and read. In a society where freedom…

Preventing Far Right Extremism - Will Baldet

Preventing Far Right Extremism – Will Baldet

Tackling the hatred in far-right extremism William Baldet is a Prevent practitioner working in Leicester and is based at The St Philips Centre, an inter-faith charity that specialises in promoting dialogue between communities. The Leicester approach differs from other ‘priority areas’ in that it is a community-based grass roots delivery of Prevent that collaborates closely…

Prejudice, the Far Right and Community Tensions in a Multicultural City

Prejudice, the Far Right and Community Tensions in a Multicultural City

  Jon Garland, University of Surrey On 3 November 2014 Channel 4 broadcast ‘Make Leicester British’, a programme that, in the channel’s own words, brought together ‘four British citizens and four recent migrants in Leicester to explore the topics of immigration, integration, community and British identity’. The multicultural city of Leicester, with its status as…

HATE CRIME AND HEALTH SERVICES

HATE CRIME AND HEALTH SERVICES

  Hate crime: new insights, new solutions – Dr Chih Hoong Sin The evidence base on hate crime continues to grow in the UK and internationally. The Leicester Hate Crime Project for example, recently launched the report of its two-year research, the largest primary study to date looking at hate crime.The team has been able…

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