Why has so much hate crime policy seemingly igred academic research? And why has so much research been conducted without reference to policy? This book bridges the gap between research and policy by bringing together internationally rewned hate crime experts from the domains of scholarship, policy and activism. It provides new perspectives on the nature of hate crime victimisation and perpetration, and considers an extensive range of themes, challenges and solutions which have previously been un- or under-explored. In doing so, the book offers invative ways of combating and preventing hate crime that combine cutting-edge research with the latest in professional invations. Essential reading for students, academics and practitioners working across a range of disciplines including crimilogy, sociology and social policy, Responding to Hate Crime makes a clear and compelling case for closer and more constructive partnerships between scholars and policy makers.
Jon Garland is a Reader in Criminology at the Department of Sociology, University of Surrey. He has researched and published widely in the areas of hate crime, rural racism, policing and victimisation. Dr Neil Chakraborti is a Reader in Criminology at the University of Leicester. He has published extensively in the field of hate crime and works closely with practitioners, scholars and campaigners to connect policy and research.