Hate crime legislation

Hate Crime Laws as a Tool for Police Protection?

Hate Crime Laws as a Tool for Police Protection?

Tim Bryan, Graduate Student, York University, Canada. On May 26 2016, Louisiana became the first US state to provide protections for police officers and first responders under its hate crime laws. The amended State statute increases penalties for individuals convicted of committing felony offenses against police officers, fire fighters, and emergency medical personnel. This new…

Response by Joanna Perry to “Britain’s Real Hate Crime Scandal”, by Brendan O’Neill, published in The Spectator on 6 August, 2016

Response by Joanna Perry to “Britain’s Real Hate Crime Scandal”, by Brendan O’Neill, published in The Spectator on 6 August, 2016

Response by Joanna Perry to “Britain’s Real Hate Crime Scandal”, by Brendan O’Neill, published in The Spectator on 6 August, 2016 http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/08/the-real-hate-crime-scandal/ Dear Brendan, When you ask us whether the picture of hate crime apparently being painted by the media and even the police is one that ‘you’ recognize, I am curious: who you are…

Common European hate crime grounds: Can we find them?

Common European hate crime grounds: Can we find them?

By Piotr Godzisz (INHS Advisory Board member; Advocacy Officer at Lambda Warsaw, PhD Candidate at UCL) and Jolena Flett (Advice and Advocacy Manager, Migrant Centre NI) It has been many years since international organizations started taking interest in the issue of hate crime. Yet, there is still no commonly accepted list of protected grounds –…

Post Brexit: The EU, the UK and Hate Crime

Post Brexit: The EU, the UK and Hate Crime

By Joanna Perry Joanna Perry is an independent consultant and co-chair of the advisory board of the International Network for Hate Studies While by no means perfect, on several measures the UK has been a European leader in efforts to understand and respond to hate crime. Its diverse and vibrant NGO community stands in solidarity…

An interdisciplinary thought about hate crime

An interdisciplinary thought about hate crime

By Joanna Perry Joanna Perry is an independent consultant and co-chair of the advisory board of the International Network for Hate Studies I am currently studying for a post graduate certificate in Online and Distance Education at the Open University. One of the things that I am enjoying the most are the unexpected connections between…

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…

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….

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