Dr Mark Walters

mark walters profile imageSenior Lecturer in Law, University of Sussex 

Dr Mark Walters is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Sussex University and co-director of the International Network for Hate Studies. Mark completed his doctorate in criminology (hate crime) at the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford. He has published widely in the field of hate crime, focusing in particular on the criminalisation of hate-motivated offences, the use of restorative justice in hate crime cases, and criminological theories of causation. His recent publications include:

  • Walters, M (2014) Hate Crime and Restorative Justice: Exploring Causes and Repairing, Oxford University Press
  • Walters, M (2014) ‘Conceptualising ‘hostility’ for hate crime law: minding ‘the minutiae’ when interpreting section 28 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998’, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (Spring 2014) 34 (1): 47-74
  • Walters, M and Hoyle, C. (2012) ‘Exploring the Everyday World of Hate Victimization through Community Mediation’, International Review of Victimology, 18 (1): 7-24

In terms of current research work, Mark is working alongside Professor Rupert Brown conducting an interdisciplinary empirical study entitled The indirect experience of hate crime: the victim group response, which is funded by The Leverhulme Trust. He is also currently a member of the Advisory Board to the Law Commission on their project Hate crime: review of aggravated offences and stirring up of hatred offences.