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…

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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