hate crime

Police Hate Crime Challenges Examined in New Report

Police Hate Crime Challenges Examined in New Report

      Dr Loretta Trickett and Dr Paul Hamilton of Nottingham Trent University share their latest research findings and recommendations regarding the policing of hate crime. As issues of ‘identity’ become increasingly politicised, and in some circles demonised, an independent study into the policing of hate crime has for the first time investigated the perspectives…

Racist hate crimes: Why do they do it?

Racist hate crimes: Why do they do it?

The massacre of nine African Americans in Charleston by a young man hell bent on starting a “race war” has sent shock waves across the world. Such brutal acts of violence remind us of what seems to be an ever increasingly fractured global society. Despite the wilfully blind trying to maintain the myth of a…

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…

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…

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…

The Strengths and Limitations of Enhanced Sentencing for Hate Crimes

The Strengths and Limitations of Enhanced Sentencing for Hate Crimes

  Between June and September 2013 the UK Law Commission consulted with a range of community, voluntary, academic, statutory and lay representatives on Government proposals to alter parts of the existing hate crime legislative framework in England and Wales. This followed the Coalition Government’s publication of Challenge It, Report It, Stop It: The Government’s Plan…

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