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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…

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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