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Understanding & Identifying Anti-migrant Hate Crime

Anti-refugee hate has been on the rise recently; this course helps to show its extent.

For whom

By offering unique insights into anti-migrant specific hate crime and to the communities impacted by it, this course represents a key tool for civil society organisations and law enforcement who want to build their monitoring and recording capacities, as well as for individual activists who want to deepen their knowledge of xenophobia and its impact on victims and society.

About this course

This online course offers a dynamic insight into understanding and identifying anti-migrant hate crime, combining exhaustive theory and challenging exercises to present a victim centered approach to this specific type of hate crime. The course presents an extensive overview of the most common xenophobic bias indicators and challenge participants to build a list of indicators for their national/local context. It provides a thorough and challenging presentation of the many and multifaceted migrant communities, and how they can be affected by prejudice and hate crimes.

The course is suitable for all and ideal for police officers and members of civil society organizations who would like to:

  • – recognize the signs of prejudice, hostility and bias that drive xenophobic hate crime
  • understand the impact of anti-migrant hate crime on victims, migrant communities and the society
  • identify and articulate potential bias indicators to unmask xenophobic crime
  • learn more about how to reach out to victims, their communities and offer support
  • learn which key questions to ask when interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects, to effectively unmask evidence of bias motivation

At the end of the course you will be able to…

  • Recognize and explain the nature and impact of xenophobic hate crime
  • Identify and enumerate potential xenophobic bias indicators
  • Assess victims needs and be able to signpost available support mechanism
  • Explore the complexity and diversities of the groups who face xenophobia
  • Consider strategies that encourage victims’ confidence in reporting