Hate Crime Reporting Policy is fundamentally flawed
At a national conference today PERU’s Kevin Wong will argue that the Government’s Hate Crime Reporting Policy is fundamentally flawed, reliant on good intentions but inadequately resourced. Research by Kevin and colleagues Kris Christmann and Michelle Rogerson from the University of Huddersfield have shown that the proliferation of third party reporting centres across the UK and other jurisdictions demonstrates the willingness of civil society organisations to support the reporting of hate crime. However, these good intentions are not matched by effective performance. Instead the research raises questions about resourcing and embeddedness of reporting provision within social networks and a lack of full appreciation of the barriers to reporting. Read more.