BSC HCN Virtual Discussion Group: The Role of the CPS in Hate Crime Prosecution

Wednesday 15 November 2023, 2:00 pm – 3:00pm GMT, online (UK)


In this interactive session, Teresa Hughes, who is a Senior Crown Prosecutor, will consider the role of the CPS in prosecuting hate crimes in England and Wales and share some of the decision-making that takes place in these cases. This is an interactive session and there will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

Once you register, you will receive an email with the joining link. The discussion group takes place on Zoom. If you can, please arrive just before 2pm, so we can get started on time. We’re a friendly bunch, so feel free to keep your camera on. When our speaker presents, you will not be visible and the meeting will be recorded.

About this discussion group:

This discussion group is part of the BSC Hate Crime Network, and has been designed to create a supportive space for PGRs and ECRs who are researching within the broad area of hate studies. PGRs could include students studying at MA and doctoral level, and ECRs includes those researchers who are within five years of receiving their doctorate. The group brings PGRs and ECRs together to share their research projects, discuss methodological issues, and consider best practices when researching sensitive topics.

The group will touch upon, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Working with and supporting victims
  • Managing the sensitivity of hate studies research
  • Ethical issues
  • Working with policy-makers and practitioners
  • Creative and inclusive research methods
  • Our responsibility as researchers
  • Working with perpetrators of hate crime


Find out more and book your free place here:

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