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Gendering Homophobic Hate Crime: Reporting, Responses and Research

Gendering Homophobic Hate Crime: Reporting, Responses and Research

Part of the Challenging ‘Hate Crime’: Research, Policy and Practice series   by Marian Duggan  As part of Hate Crime Awareness Week, the University of Liverpool’s International Criminological Research Unit partnered with their Moving on with Life and Learning colleagues to host a one-day conference entitled Challenging ‘Hate Crime’: Research, Policy and Practice.    Speakers and…

Poland is stepping up the fight against hate

Poland is stepping up the fight against hate

By Piotr Godzisz For the first time, the Polish government agrees that people targeted because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or disability deserve the enhanced protection purportedly offered by hate crime laws. From the point of view of scholarship, the on-going debate provides some interesting insights on the internationalization of anti-hate policies, identity politics…

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination  –  Celebrating the paradox

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – Celebrating the paradox

Written by Viera Striskova, University of Geneva. This December marks a momentous occasion as it will be 50 years since the adoption of the first legally binding international treaty protecting human rights: the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). A necessary reflection on the issue started with the International Day for the…

Disability Hate Crime Motivation Survey

Disability Hate Crime Motivation Survey

Over the last few years many disability hate crime campaigners have called for perpetrator analysis. I am one of those: I have been advocating for it since 2008, when I wrote the disability hate crime report, Getting Away With Murder, (for the UK Disabled People’s Council, Disability Now magazine and Scope). At the (British) Disability…

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…

Saying “I do” to the true meaning of equality: citizenships, rights and homophobia in Northern Ireland

Saying “I do” to the true meaning of equality: citizenships, rights and homophobia in Northern Ireland

Monday 15th July was a historic day for equal rights as the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill completed its Third – and final – Reading in the House of Lords. With the first same-sex marriages due to take place in 2014, it would be easy to think that progress with regards to sexual citizenship and…

Keeping up appearances? How changes to one police force’s hate crime policy will protect people victimised for looking ‘different’

Keeping up appearances? How changes to one police force’s hate crime policy will protect people victimised for looking ‘different’

  A change to a crime recording policy within one regional police force does not tend to generate huge levels of news coverage.  However, in the week that Greater Manchester Police announced that they would be recording attacks against members of alternative subcultures as hate crimes, this change in policy became the subject of extensive…

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