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Examining the Impacts of Hate Crimes Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People

Examining the Impacts of Hate Crimes Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People

By Professor Rupert Brown, Mark Walters and Jennifer Paterson, University of Sussex In 2015/2016 there were 7,194 recorded hate crimes motivated by sexual orientation hostility and a further 858 recorded incidents based on transgender identity hostility in England and Wales; rises of 29% and 41% from 2014/2015 respectively (Home Office, 2015/16). This may suggest improved…

Erosion of Social Support as a Function of Alt-right Xenophobia in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Erosion of Social Support as a Function of Alt-right Xenophobia in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Guest post by Professor Edward Dunbar Edward Dunbar is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychology at UCLA. He also is a practicing psychologist based in metropolitan Los Angeles. He is the co-editor of the series “Hate Crimes as Domestic Terrorism” and the forthcoming “Indoctrination to Hate: Recruitment and Membership Techniques of Groups Pushing…

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…

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…

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…

Poland is stepping up the fight against hate

Poland is stepping up the fight against hate

By Piotr Godzisz For the first time, the Polish government agrees that people targeted because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or disability deserve the enhanced protection purportedly offered by hate crime laws. From the point of view of scholarship, the on-going debate provides some interesting insights on the internationalization of anti-hate policies, identity politics…

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…

Disability Hate Crime Motivation Survey

Disability Hate Crime Motivation Survey

Over the last few years many disability hate crime campaigners have called for perpetrator analysis. I am one of those: I have been advocating for it since 2008, when I wrote the disability hate crime report, Getting Away With Murder, (for the UK Disabled People’s Council, Disability Now magazine and Scope). At the (British) Disability…

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