Hate Crime Network
Chair: Jo Smith email@example.com
The BSC Hate Crime Network is intended to provide a forum for those within the criminology community who have an interest in researching hate crime. This may include, although not be limited to, the following issues: perpetration; victimisation; legislation and policy; policing; rehabilitation and punishment of offenders; theoretical approaches; intersections of hate crime victimisation; and technology and hate crime.
Academic interest in hate crime has been growing in recent years; with developments in theoretical understandings of hate crime, a growing body of empirical work, and increasing attention given to vulnerable groups who fall outside of legislative provisions. Hate crime academia has also influenced the criminal justice sphere; engaging with policing policies and practices, and law reform. Beyond this, research by scholars in the UK has a significant role to play within public discourse around hate crime, particularly in relation to the rise in hate crimes following the 2016 Brexit referendum, the use of technology and social media in the perpetration and experiences of hate, and hate crime in football. This network seeks to facilitate the exchange of ideas and work amongst scholars in the hate crime community, to promote and support excellence in this field for those at all stages of their career, and to provide the opportunity for greater engagement with policy makers, criminal justice practitioners and the wider general public.
Chair: Jo Smith
Vice Chair: Luke Hubbard
Steering Group: Ben Colliver (Birmingham City University), Dr Stevie Jade-Hardy (University of Leicester), Dr Irene Zempi (Nottingham Trent University), Professor Mark Walters (University of Sussex), Dr Marisa Silvestri (University of Kent), Professor Jon Garland (University of Surrey).
The Aims of the Network
- Provide a forum for hate crime researchers and other BSC members to share information and experiences about hate crime with a view to developing critical analysis and debate across research, policy, and practice;
- Advance understanding of hate crime both nationally and internationally;
- Foster opportunities for collaborative projects amongst hate crime researchers, criminologists more broadly, and other related individuals/groups; and
- Encourage networking between academics, researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, and students interested in the field of hate crime.
Future events will be announced in the BSC bulletin.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the field of hate crime.
You can follow us on twitter @BscHcn
We also have a mailing list which provides information on upcoming events and facilitates discussion amongst network members. To join this mailing list please email:
Please contact Jo Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
The International Network for Hate Studies: http://www.internationalhatestudies.com/
The Centre for Hate Studies: https://le.ac.uk/hate-studies
Tell MAMA: https://tellmamauk.org/
Stop Hate UK: https://www.stophateuk.org/
True Vision: http://www.report-it.org.uk/home
Equality and Human Rights Commission: https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en