Since 2017, we have been carrying out a series of seminars and reviewing key evidence on the nature of hate crime and what we need to do to tackle this in law, policy and practice.
We have looked at the main causes and consequences of hate crime. You can see our synthesis of related research here (pdf), as well as a blog about our related seminar.
We’ve also reviewed how well the current law addresses equality considerations, and we think there is a strong case for legal reform to support greater parity and clarity in the law. See our synthesis on the case for reform of hate crime law (pdf).
Most recently, we are looking at the issues raised by online hate crime. You can see a writeup of our recent seminar on tackling online hate crime and hate speech here.