How much do we really know about disability hate crime?

How much do we really know about disability hate crime?

  This is a guest-post by Paul Dodenhoff. Paul is a former PhD student researching the motivation behind disability hate. He is a campaigner on a range of equality issues, as well as being a part-time writer/blogger for Disabled-World – writing about disability hate crime, discrimination and welfare reform. Firstly, disability hate crime is a unique…

Hate Crime Laws as a Tool for Police Protection?

Hate Crime Laws as a Tool for Police Protection?

Tim Bryan, Graduate Student, York University, Canada. On May 26 2016, Louisiana became the first US state to provide protections for police officers and first responders under its hate crime laws. The amended State statute increases penalties for individuals convicted of committing felony offenses against police officers, fire fighters, and emergency medical personnel. This new…

Response by Joanna Perry to “Britain’s Real Hate Crime Scandal”, by Brendan O’Neill, published in The Spectator on 6 August, 2016

Response by Joanna Perry to “Britain’s Real Hate Crime Scandal”, by Brendan O’Neill, published in The Spectator on 6 August, 2016

Response by Joanna Perry to “Britain’s Real Hate Crime Scandal”, by Brendan O’Neill, published in The Spectator on 6 August, 2016 http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/08/the-real-hate-crime-scandal/ Dear Brendan, When you ask us whether the picture of hate crime apparently being painted by the media and even the police is one that ‘you’ recognize, I am curious: who you are…

Discrimination and hate crime in Britain: Understanding, measuring, and tackling it

Discrimination and hate crime in Britain: Understanding, measuring, and tackling it

By Hazel Wardrop, Research Manager at the Equality and Human Rights Commission. During and after the UK’s referendum vote to leave the European Union, recorded hate crime increased significantly, police in England and Wales say. More must be done to understand, measure, and tackle discrimination and hate crime. The Equality and Human Rights Commission has…

Common European hate crime grounds: Can we find them?

Common European hate crime grounds: Can we find them?

By Piotr Godzisz (INHS Advisory Board member; Advocacy Officer at Lambda Warsaw, PhD Candidate at UCL) and Jolena Flett (Advice and Advocacy Manager, Migrant Centre NI) It has been many years since international organizations started taking interest in the issue of hate crime. Yet, there is still no commonly accepted list of protected grounds –…

Post Brexit: The EU, the UK and Hate Crime

Post Brexit: The EU, the UK and Hate Crime

By Joanna Perry Joanna Perry is an independent consultant and co-chair of the advisory board of the International Network for Hate Studies While by no means perfect, on several measures the UK has been a European leader in efforts to understand and respond to hate crime. Its diverse and vibrant NGO community stands in solidarity…

Making sense of the Orlando Massacre

Making sense of the Orlando Massacre

By David Brax, post-doc at the Centre for European Research (CERGU), and the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and the Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg Before we begin, I want to brief you on the content of this rather long post: It basically states that we don’t yet know exactly what the Orlando massacre was about….

Orlando Shootings - Acknowledging Hate Crime against LGBT community

Orlando Shootings – Acknowledging Hate Crime against LGBT community

By: Dr Loretta Trickett Dr Loretta Trickett is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Criminal Law and Human Rights.  She is Module Leader on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Nottingham Law School.  Loretta’s research interests include gendered offending, victimology and hate crime.  She has published articles on masculinities, fear of crime, gang violence, sexual assaults and…

Thinking about Orlando

Thinking about Orlando

By Jennifer Schweppe and Mark Walters The attack on the LGBTQI community in Orlando this weekend is reverberating across the globe. With 50 people dead and 53 injured at the time of writing, the mass shooting represents an attack, not just on Orlando, on Florida, or on the United States, but an attack on the…

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