''Ten Things I Hate About You’ Stories of Prejudice, Bigotry and Targeted Violence in Leicester'

''Ten Things I Hate About You’ Stories of Prejudice, Bigotry and Targeted Violence in Leicester'

Leicester Hate Crime Project

Series Name Criminology Research Lecture
Speaker Dr Neil Chakraborti
Type Lectures & Talks
When 27 Nov 2013, 01:00PM - 02:00PM
Venue Bennett Lecture Theatre 2
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free event
For Bookings Contact Mark Connor Email: mec19@le.ac.uk

This talk draws from research conducted as part of The Leicester Hate Crime Project, a two-year ESRC-funded study exploring people’s experiences of hate, prejudice and bigotry. At the midway point of the study hundreds of victims living in Leicester have shared their experiences with the research team through surveys, interviews and focus groups.

Over the course of the talk Neil will be outlining ten of the most significant, and sometimes surprising, themes to have emerged from the project so far. In doing so, Neil will highlight a series of important challenges for criminologists, practitioners and policy-makers, not least in recognising the different forms that hate can take, the diverse range of victims affected, and the emotional and physical damage caused by these offences.

The talk also reflects upon the methods used to engage with vulnerable, marginalised and ‘hard to reach’ communities, and suggests that it is often methodological inflexibility and researcher discomfort which makes such communities easy to ignore rather than ‘hard to reach’.

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