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Policy proposals to tackle hate crime examined

01 February 2018

The Home Affairs Committee hears from academics and researchers in the fields of online and offline hate crime to identify practical recommendations and legislative proposals to tackle and prevent hate crime.

Witnesses

Tuesday 6 February, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 3pm

  • Professor Neil Chakraborti, Director of the Centre for Hate Studies, University of Leicester
  • Sam Smethers, Chief Executive, The Fawcett Society
  • Dr Loretta Trickett, Centre for the Study and Reduction of Hate Crimes, Bias and Prejudice, Nottingham Trent University
  • Professor Mark Walters, Co-investigator of the Sussex Hate Crime Project, University of Sussex

At 4pm

  • Dr Jelena Dzakula, Fellow, and Professor Damian Tambini, Research Director, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Dr Martyn Frampton, Reader in Modern History, Queen Mary University of London
  • Dr Martin Moore, Director of the Centre for the Study of Media, Communication and Power, King’s College London

Purpose of the session

Issues the session is likely to cover include:

  • Definitions of hate crime and public awareness
  • Reporting and recording of hate crime
  • Policing and punishment
  • Role and responsibilities of social media companies
  • Regulation of social media companies 

Further information

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