EHRC report on ‘Prejudice and unlawful behaviour’

Prejudice and unlawful behaviour, exploring levers for change was published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission on 29 July 2016.

The research was commissioned to address three fundamental questions:

  1. What is the nature of the relationship between prejudiced attitudes and
    unlawful discrimination, identity-based harassment and violence?
  2. What is the extent and prevalence of unlawful behaviour based on prejudiced
    attitudes in GB?
  3. What is known about how to prevent or respond to unlawful behaviour related to prejudiced attitudes?

The research was carried out by Dominic Abrams, Hannah J. Swift and Lynsey Mahmood at the Centre for the Study of Group Process, University of Kent.

PDF of report

When prejudice turns into discrimination and unlawful behaviour (blog by Verena Brähler, Equality and Human Rights Commission, 29 July 2016)

In the tense aftermath of the Brexit vote, it’s the job of all public bodies to take on hate crime and prejudice (blog by Marc Verlot, Equality and Human Rights Commission writing for Civil Service World, 29 July 2016)

Discrimination and hate crime in Britain: Understanding, measuring, and tackling it (blog by Hazel Wardrop, Research Manager at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, 1 August 2016)


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