The Centre for Hate Studies


There is growing evidence to show that levels of hate and extremism are rising across the UK and beyond, causing devastation to victims and their families and spreading mistrust within communities. Within a climate of heightened tensions and widening divisions, it is imperative that organisations across different sectors deliver effective, evidence-based responses to victims, perpetrators and wider communities.

We offer a range of flexible, interactive and tailored training packages and continuing professional development opportunities. We use our research expertise and teaching experience to deliver training that meets both yours and your employer's needs. All of our training is accredited by the University of Leicester.

Evaluating Crime Interventions CPD course

Are you doing evaluations of crime prevention or reduction interventions? Are you working in Community Safety Partnerships, Policing or Violence Reduction Units?

Our brand new online CPD course, produced by our experts in the School of Criminology is designed to provide an introduction to the evaluation of crime prevention and reduction interventions.

This informative and interactive course should take around 6 hours to complete (2 hours per module) and on completion you will be able to:

  • Explain what evaluation is and why it is important
  • Understand different approaches to evaluation
  • Define the language and terminology of evaluation – such as theory of change, inputs, outputs and outcomes
  • Design an evaluation from the pre-intervention stage, through to data analysis and dissemination of findings

On completion you will be issued with a CPD certificate of completion.

Find out more and sign up to the Evaluating Crime Interventions CPD course

Digital training

We have developed a suite of digital training modules that will equip practitioners with the knowledge to develop sustainable responses to hate and extremism.

The modules address a range of key themes which pose particular challenges for communities across the country and for professionals working within a range of sectors, including criminal justice, education, health and social care. This training:

  • has been developed by world-leading hate crime experts;
  • offers evidence-based guidance drawn from contemporary research from across the world;
  • includes real life case studies and good practice recommendations;
  • has been rated as outstanding by previous learners; and
  • is free of charge, interactive and certified by the University of Leicester.

Our suite of digital training includes modules on:

  • Engaging with Diversity
  • Preventing Hate and Extremism
  • Supporting Victims of Hate Crime
  • Tackling Religiously Motivated Hate
  • Hate Crime in Higher Education
  • Hate Crime on Public Transport

Find out more about our digital training modules.

Bespoke training

We recognise that different organisations require support, advice and training in different areas. For this reason we deliver bespoke training packages that are tailored to meet the needs of a specific organisation and the sector in which it operates.

Our training is designed to be different. We blend theory, research and practice to give you the knowledge that you need to engage with diverse communities, support victims and tackle hate.

If you would like to discuss a training opportunity with us, please contact us

100% of delegates have rated our training 'Good' or 'Very Good'

We can deliver training on a range of different diversity and hate-related themes, including:

  • Engaging with diversity
  • Supporting victims of hate crime
  • Preventing hate and extremism

Training can be hosted at the University of Leicester or delivered in-house within your organisation. All delegates receive a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Award of Completion from the University of Leicester to certify their attendance. Contact us to find out more about bespoke training packages.

The training delivered to our senior leaders and frontline officers was really effective and has certainly made an impact in terms of people’s knowledge and understanding of such crimes.

Suzette Davenport (Former Chief Constable of Gloucestershire Constabulary)

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