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Understanding and improving the hate crime reporting and recording ‘system’ in Europe


Join the online presentation of Joanna Perry, Senior Researcher for the Facing All the Facts project and Associate Research Fellow at Birkbeck’s Institute for Crime & Justice Policy Research (ICPR).

When: 27 August 2020, 18:00 — 19:00
Venue: Online: Book your place now

In recent years, the European Commission, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and others have developed policy, guidelines and capacity building activities focused on increasing the reporting of and improving the recording of hate crime in Europe and beyond. Data and information about hate crime’s prevalence and impact is perennially limited and cross-country comparisons on prevalence and impact are almost impossible. No country is able to reliably answer questions such as how many hate crimes are there? Who is most affected? What is the impact, and how well are we doing to address and prevent the problem? At the same time, there is enough data to tell each country that there is a serious problem that needs attention and action.

The Facing all the Facts project aimed to identify the actors, stakeholders, institutions and organisations that make up national hate crime reporting and recording systems, and to identify what supports and what undermines their effectiveness. The project tested methods to bring together stakeholders across boundaries of identity and institutions, often for the first time, to co-describe national systems, co-diagnose their strengths and weaknesses and to co-prioritise actions for improvement. The results are very rich findings across England and Wales, Italy, Hungary, Spain and Greece that show that several factors support the development of effective systems, including policies, training and law as well as specific practices of cooperation across traditional divides and in difficult political and social circumstances.

So far the project has produced produced one European report, six country reports and an article about the project’s research methodology.

This event aims to explore these findings and to identify what could and should happen next at the levels of policy, practice and research.

ACCESS THE EVENT USING THIS LINK https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/5ff56fe03bb34f9abb28c78c802e6d49 

This presentation is part of the School of Law Summer Research Series.