Why has so much hate crime policy seemingly ignored academic research? And why has so much research been conducted without reference to policy?
This book bridges the gap between research and policy by bringing together internationally renowned hate crime experts from the domains of scholarship, policy and activism. It provides new perspectives on the nature of hate crime victimisation and perpetration, and considers an extensive range of themes, challenges and solutions which have previously been un- or under-explored. In doing so, the book offers innovative ways of combating and preventing hate crime that combine cutting-edge research with the latest in professional innovations.
Essential reading for students, academics and practitioners working across a range of disciplines including criminology, sociology and social policy, Responding to Hate Crime makes a clear and compelling case for closer and more constructive partnerships between scholars and policy makers.
Neil Chakraborti is a Reader in Criminology at the University of Leicester, UK. He has published extensively in the field of hate crime and works closely with practitioners, scholars and campaigners to connect policy and research.
Jon Garland is a Reader in Criminology in the Department of Sociology at University of Surrey, UK. He has researched and published widely in the areas of hate crime, rural racism, policing and victimisation.
Introduction and Overview ~ Neil Chakraborti;
Part One: Working Together: Developing Shared Perspectives;
The adventures of an accidental academic in ‘policy-land’: a personal reflection on bridging academia, policing and government in a hate crime context ~ Nathan Hall;
Academia from a practitioner’s perspective: a reflection on the changes in the relationship between academia, policing and government in a hate crime context ~ Paul Giannasi;
Reshaping hate crime policy and practice: lessons from a grassroots campaign ~ an interview with Sylvia Lancaster, founder of the
Sophie Lancaster Foundation;
Not getting away with it: linking sex work and hate crime in Merseyside ~ Rosie Campbell;
Evidencing the case for hate crime ~ Joanna Perry;
Part Two: Researching Key Issues: Emerging Themes and Challenges;
Working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities to shape hate crime policy ~ Marian Duggan;
Using a ‘layers of influence’ model to understand the interaction of research, policy and practice in relation to disablist hate crime ~ Chih Hoong Sin;
Responding to the needs of victims of Islamophobia ~ Irene Zempi;
Controlling the new far right on the streets: policing the English Defence League in policy and praxis ~ James Treadwell;
Developing themes on young people, everyday multiculturalism and hate crime ~ Stevie-Jade Hardy;
Hate crime against students: recent developments in research, policy and practice ~ Lucy Michael;
We need to talk about women: examining the place of gender in hate crime policy ~ Hannah Mason-Bish;
Part Three: Challenging Prejudice: Combating Hate Offending;
Courage in the Face of Hate: a curricular resource for confronting anti-LGBTQ violence ~ Barbara Perry and D. Ryan Dyck;
Policing prejudice motivated crime: a research case study ~ Gail Mason, Jude McCulloch and JaneMaree Maher;
Policing hate against Gypsies and Travellers: dealing with the dark side ~ Zoë James;
Understanding how 'hate' hurts: a case study of working with offenders and potential offenders ~ Paul Iganski, with Karen Ainsworth, Laura Geraghty, Spyridoula Lagou, and Nafysa Patel;
Restorative approaches to working with hate crime offenders ~ Mark Austin Walters;
Conclusions ~ Jon Garland.
“At a time of heightened focus on ‘hate crimes’, renowned experts Chakraborti and Garland bring together an international array of commentators to make a persuasive case for restorative approaches to hate crime. The strength of this edited collection is found in the synergy between scholarship and policy.” Professor Carolyn Hoyle, University of Oxford
“Neil Chakraborti and Jon Garland are to be congratulated for bringing together this exceptionally important, comprehensive and stimulating collection of essays exploring the hate crime scholarship-policy nexus. Responding to Hate Crime is a text of remarkable range and sophistication; it is both timely and forward-thinking. The tragic consequences of prejudice and bigotry are sadly all too familiar to all of us, but the small ‘signs of progress’ noted by the editors are in no small part due to their own pioneering work in this field.” Yvonne Jewkes, Professor of Criminology, University of Leicester