Hate Crime Network
- About the group
- Forthcoming Events
- Previous Events
- BSC Hate Crime Network Article Prize
- Joining and staying in touch
- Contact the Network
Chair: Jo Smith J.Smith12@brighton.ac.uk
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 Neil Chakraborti (University of Leicester), Dr Nathan Hall (University of Portsmouth), 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
Misogyny as Hate Crime, Nottingham Trent University, May 15, 2019
In May 2016 Nottinghamshire Police became the first UK police force to record misogyny as a hate crime. The Law Commission is currently conducting a review of the adequacy of protection offered by hate crime legislation in England and Wales. The purpose of this conference was a timely opportunity to scope the current discourse around misogyny and consider the value of recognising misogyny as hate crime nationally.
BSC Hate Crime Network Article Prize (Sponsored by Palgrave)
To acknowledge the valuable contribution to scholarship and celebrate excellence and innovation in the study of hate crime by members of the British Society of Criminology.
- must be members of the BSC;
- must have published the paper between 1st April 2019 – 31st March 2021 (either electronic or hard copy – whichever publication came first);
- may nominate themselves, though they may also be nominated by others with the applicant’s permission. All nominators must be a member of the BSC;
- can only submit papers which have direct relevance to the field of hate crime.
How to Apply
All nominations should be submitted to Jon Garland (email@example.com), co-ordinator of the article prize for the BSC Hate Crime Network. Nominations should include a 250-word supporting statement explaining how the applicant meets the eligibility criteria and a PDF of the journal article. These nominations must be received by 5pm on April 2, 2021.
The article will be judged by a panel of reviewers and the prize – £100 worth of Palgrave books – will be awarded at the BSC Conference. We look forward to receiving your submissions.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the field of hate crime.
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Please contact Jo Smith J.Smith12@brighton.ac.uk
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