The Centre for Hate Studies

The Leicester Hate Crime Project

Over a two-year period from 2012 to 2014, the Leicester Hate Crime Project team conducted groundbreaking research into acts of hate, prejudice and targeted hostility. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, this research – Britain’s biggest ever study of hate crime victimisation – uncovered new insights into the nature and forms of these acts and their impact upon victims, families and wider communities.

The Leicester Hate Crime Project had three broad aims:

  • To discover as much as possible about people’s experiences of hate, prejudice and targeted hostility
  • To understand the physical and emotional harms suffered by victims and their families
  • To identify ways of improving the quality of support offered to victims

This body of work is designed to make a sustained difference with respect to helping organisations and individuals challenge all forms of hate crime.

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