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…

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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…

Is Racism on the Rise in Britain?

Is Racism on the Rise in Britain?

By George Brockman, University of Sussex In an incident that evokes memories of the rampant racism in football in the 1970s and 1980s, Chelsea fans at an away game in Paris have recently been filmed refusing to allow a black man on to the Metro and singing racist chants. The subsequent outcry has once again…

Stirring up hatred against disabled and trans people: does hate crime legislation go far enough?

Stirring up hatred against disabled and trans people: does hate crime legislation go far enough?

By Beatrice Webster edited by Mark Walters, University of Sussex Hate crime continues to be a pervasive form of abuse that affects hundreds of thousands of victims every year. For some time now, both racially and religiously motivated crimes have caught the attention of the media and, in turn, the various government agencies tasked with tackling crime….

Hate is Not a Family Value – 2015 Is An Important Year for Marriage Equality

Hate is Not a Family Value – 2015 Is An Important Year for Marriage Equality

By Viera Striskova, University of Geneva It’s definitely not the first time that the majority population is going to speak out on minorities’ rights. In the last century, men were asked to approve  female suffrage, older voters accepted referendums lowering the voting age and now, another majority – this time heterosexual, will decide about the…

Eastern crimes, western theories: Conceptualising the hate crime model in Central and Eastern Europe

Eastern crimes, western theories: Conceptualising the hate crime model in Central and Eastern Europe

By Piotr Godzisz, University College London  We are used to talking about the east/west divide when it comes to intolerance in Europe. But is there an east/west divide when it comes to understanding hate crime? Studying hate crime in central and eastern Europe is difficult, not least because understanding the phenomenon in this context does not ‘fit’ western…

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…

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