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Improving access to justice for people who are D/deaf and hard of hearing

Improving access to justice for people who are D/deaf and hard of hearing

Author’s Bio: Chloe Petmezas-Walker is a Criminology graduate from the University of Leicester and winner of Scarman prize for best dissertation 2018. I was a member of the Kaos Organisation (a theatre company and signing choir for D/deaf and hearing children), from the age of four to eighteen and therefore I have grown up with…

Expectations of the Model Hate Crime Victim

Expectations of the Model Hate Crime Victim

Author: Caroline Erentzen (MA, JD, PhD Candidate/Psychology) is a senior PhD Candidate in Psychology (York University) and holds a JD from Queen’s University. Her primary research focuses on hate crimes, including the role of model victim prototypes and schematic processing in observer reactions to such crimes.  Her larger research sits at the intersection of psychology and the law,…

‘Conference Proceedings Conference on Hate Crimes in South East Europe’: A Review

‘Conference Proceedings Conference on Hate Crimes in South East Europe’: A Review

By: Joanna Perry As Bogdanić and Rakić point out in this volume, hate crimes have been with us ‘since the distant past’. Indeed, people acting on their racism, homophobia, disablism, and religious intolerance in harmful and discriminatory ways across the world is hardly new. However, as the contributions to this book illustrate, understanding and addressing…

Is Britain Fairer? Hate crime as a human rights issue

Is Britain Fairer? Hate crime as a human rights issue

By Dr Hazel Wardrop, Research Manager, Equality and Human Rights Commission The issue of hate crime in London and across Great Britain has dominated headlines. In October 2015, the Prime Minister David Cameron announced a commitment for police forces in England and Wales to record Islamophobic offences as a separate category of hate crime, in…

Pervasive Racism: How public and political responses to a recent tragedy in Ireland’s Traveller Community were shaped by Anti-Traveller hostility

Pervasive Racism: How public and political responses to a recent tragedy in Ireland’s Traveller Community were shaped by Anti-Traveller hostility

Amanda Haynes, Sindy Joyce and Jennifer Schweppe Hate and Hostility Research Group, University of Limerick On Saturday the 10th of October 2015, a horrific fire devastated the homes of three families in Carrickmines in South Dublin, Ireland. Ten people, including five children and a pregnant woman, lost their lives. Fifteen survivors were left homeless following…

Disablist Hate Crime- A Suitable Case for Treatment

Disablist Hate Crime- A Suitable Case for Treatment

Professor Alan Roulstone outlines the complex dynamics of ‘vulnerability’ evident in socio-legal responses to disabilist hate crime.   Social scientists rightly attach scepticism to the latest crisis or moral panic-whether it emanates from government, print or social media. This scepticism is based on a healthy degree of doubt as to whether a social phenomenon is…

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…

Police Hate Crime Challenges Examined in New Report

Police Hate Crime Challenges Examined in New Report

      Dr Loretta Trickett and Dr Paul Hamilton of Nottingham Trent University share their latest research findings and recommendations regarding the policing of hate crime. As issues of ‘identity’ become increasingly politicised, and in some circles demonised, an independent study into the policing of hate crime has for the first time investigated the perspectives…

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…

The Strengths and Limitations of Enhanced Sentencing for Hate Crimes

The Strengths and Limitations of Enhanced Sentencing for Hate Crimes

  Between June and September 2013 the UK Law Commission consulted with a range of community, voluntary, academic, statutory and lay representatives on Government proposals to alter parts of the existing hate crime legislative framework in England and Wales. This followed the Coalition Government’s publication of Challenge It, Report It, Stop It: The Government’s Plan…

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