HCCJ Conference & Seminar Series: Hate Crime Seminar
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 from 15:15 to 17:30 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Hate Crime Reporting – narrowing the gap
Hate crime has come to the fore following the spike in reporting around the EU referendum. According to the True Vision reporting portal, recorded hate crime has returned to the levels seen in 2015. As acknowledged in the Government's recent Hate Crime Action Plan, there remains a considerable gap between the number of hate crimes recorded by the police and the estimated number of hate crimes experienced by victims. In 2014/15, the police in England and Wales recorded 52,528 hate crimes, while data from the Crime Survey England and Wales estimated 222,000 hate crimes occurred on average each year from 2012/13 to 2014/15. The reporting of hate crime has remained a central issue for policy makers and practitioners since the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry report which recommended the introduction of third party reporting centres as a way of dealing with victims’ reluctance to report incidents to the police.
This seminar will examine ways to increase hate crime reporting by:
- More accurately identifying the gap between actual incidents and reports to the police; and
- Improving the effectiveness of hate crime reporting centres
During the seminar two new tools will be launched developed by Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Huddersfield which will enable local agencies to:
- Estimate levels of hate crime victimisation and the extent of under-reporting of hate crime in their area; and
- Assess the effectiveness of hate crime reporting centres
Our speakers will be:
- Paul Giannasi - Head of the Cross Governmental Hate Crime Programme
- Rose Simkins, Chief Executive Stop Hate UK
- Kris Christmann, Research Fellow Applied Criminology Centre, University of Huddersfield
- Kevin Wong, Director Hallam Centre for Community Justice, Sheffield Hallam University
At the Hallam Centre for Community Justice, Sheffield Hallam University, we are committed to promoting the use of research to inform effective policy and practice. The underlying principle of our Research into Practice conference and seminar series is to bring together policy makers, practitioners and researchers both as audience and as speakers.
We welcome you to join this FREE event on the 12th October 2016, commencing at 3.15pm and finishing at 5.30pm, at Sheffield Hallam University.
Places are limited so book early.
Other events in the Hallam Centre for Community Justice Research into Practice Conference and Seminar Series:
For more information on any of these events contact Jess Bamonte, on 0114 225 2975 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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