Neil Chakraborti

Neil Chakraborti

Dr Neil Chakraborti is a Professor of Criminology at the University of Leicester and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. He has researched and published widely in the fields of hate crime, victimisation and policing, and his books include Responding to Hate Crime: The Case for Connecting Policy and Research (The Policy Press, 2014 with Jon Garland); Islamophobia, Victimisation and the Veil (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014 with Irene Zempi); Hate Crime: Concepts, Policy, Future Directions (Routledge, 2010); Hate Crime: Impact, Causes and Responses (Sage, 2009 with Jon Garland); and Rural Racism (Routledge, 2004 with Jon Garland).

From 2012 to 2014 Neil led ‘The Leicester Hate Crime Project’, a two-year study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) which examined the experiences of people victimised on the basis of their identity or perceived ‘difference’. This is the largest study of hate crime victimisation ever undertaken in terms of both the numbers and the diversity of hate crime victims accessed. To find out more about this research, or to download the series of project reports and briefing papers, please visit:

As Director of the Leicester Centre for Hate Studies, Neil is leading a series of new research projects and delivering Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to policy-makers and practitioners alongside Dr Stevie-Jade Hardy. To find out more about the work of the Leicester Centre for Hate Studies please visit:


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