Hybrid BSC Hate Crime and Green Criminology Networks Conference – ‘Animal Abuse as a Form of Hate Crime’

Thursday 13 June 2024, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm BST, online and Southampton, UK


BSC Hate Crime Network and BSC Green Criminology Network joint Conference: “Animal Abuse as a Form of Hate Crime”, 13 June 2024
One day conference organised by the BSC Hate Crime Network and BSC Green Criminology

The aim of this conference is to examine the nature, scope, implications of animal abuse as a form of Hate Crime, and the effectiveness of Criminal Justice Reponses.

Event Date: Thursday 13th June 2024 (Hybrid event)

Register here.

Plenaries and Panels include:

“Wildlife trafficking and cruelty to animals through luxury products”
Dr Jennifer Maher, University of South Wales

Panel 1: “Scope of animal abuse as a form of hate crime”
Chair: Professor Angus Nurse

“Animal cruelty and domestic violence”
Dr Michelle Newberry, University of Southampton

Animal abuse linked to perceptions of non-sentience/speciesism based hate crime?
Dr Rachel Dunn, Leeds Law School

“Targeted abuse of assistance/service dogs”
Mandy Johnson, Guide dogs

Panel 2 “Criminal Justice responses to animal abuse”
Chair: Dr Irene Zempi

Demonisation of ‘dangerous’ dogs in the media
Professor Angus Nurse, Anglia Ruskin University and Dr Sara Rodriguez

“Human-Wildlife conflict and hate” – an exploratory study
Elliot Doornbos, NTU

“The illegal wildlife trade and harm to wild animals. Cognitive dissonance and moral disengagement with respect to exotic skins and luxury fashion consumption”
Dr Arjun Awasthi, University of Southampton


Find more information and book your free place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bsc-hate-crime-and-green-criminology-networks-conference-tickets-814083594947

This event will be held online and at Murray Building, University of Southampton Highfield Campus, 59 Salisbury Road, Southampton, UK.

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