The Centre for Hate Studies is renowned for undertaking pioneering and transformative research. Over the course of the past two decades we have garnered an international reputation for adopting innovative approaches to accessing and engaging with ‘hard to reach’ communities and to collecting data through the use of auto-ethnography and visual methodologies. This research has enhanced academic understanding of the importance and value of incorporating unorthodox methodologies.
Our research has revolutionised theoretical frameworks within the field of hate studies and within the broader discipline of Criminology. This research has transformed academic understanding about the people affected by hate and extremism; the prevalence and forms that hate and extremism can take; the physical and emotional impacts of hate and extremism; and what motivates people to commit acts of hate and engage in extremist activity.Here is a selection of our most recent publications:
- Hardy, S. and Chakraborti, N. (2019) Blood, Threats and Fears: The Hidden Worlds of Hate Crime Victims. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Allen, C. (2019) Reconfiguring Islamophobia: A Radical Re-thinking of a Contested Concept. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Wilkin, D. (2019) Disability Hate Crime: Experiences of Everyday Hostility on Public Transport. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Hardy, S., Chakraborti, N and Cuko, I. (2019) ‘More than a Tick Box? The Role of Training in Improving Police Responses to Hate Crime’. British Journal of Community Justice, 15 (3): 1-17.
- Hardy, S. (2019) ‘Layers of resistance: Understanding decision-making processes in relation to crime reporting’, International Review of Victimology, Online First.
- Chakraborti, N. (2018) ‘Responding to Hate Crime: Escalating Problems, Continued Failings’, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 18 (4): 387-404.
- Allen, C. (2017) ‘Islamophobia and the Problematization of Mosques: A Critical Exploration of Hate Crimes and the Symbolic Function of “Old” and “New” Mosques in the United Kingdom’, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 37 (3): 294-308.
- Allen, C. (2017) ‘Political Approaches to Tackling Islamophobia: an ‘insider/outsider’ analysis of the British Coalition Government’s approach between 2010-15’, Social Sciences, 6 (3): 1-19.
- Allen, C. (2017) Proscribing National Action: considering the impact of banning the British far-right group, Political Quarterly, 88 (4): 652-659.
- Chakraborti, N. and Hardy, S. (2017) ‘Beyond Empty Promises? A Reality Check for Hate Crime Scholarship and Policy’, Safer Communities, 16 (4): 148-154.
- Hardy, S. (2017) Everyday Multiculturalism and Hidden Hate, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
- Chakraborti, N. (2016) ‘Mind the Gap: Making Stronger Connections between Hate Crime Policy and Scholarship’, Criminal Justice Policy Review 27 (6): 577-589.
- Chakraborti, N. and Garland, J. (2015) Hate Crime: Impacts, Causes and Responses (2nd edition), London: Sage.
- Garland, J., Chakraborti, N. and Hardy, S. (2015) ‘It Felt Like a Little War’: Reflections on Violence against Alternative Subcultures’, Sociology, 49 (6): 1065-1080.
- Chakraborti, N. (2015) 'Re-Thinking Hate Crime: Fresh Challenges for Policy and Practice', Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30 (10): 1738-1754.
- Chakraborti, N. and Zempi, I. (2015) ‘They Make Us Feel Like We’re a Virus’: The Impact of Islamophobic Victimisation on Veiled Muslim Women’, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 4 (3): 44-56.