New collaborative partnership between Centre for Hate Studies and the Norwegian Police University College

Professor Neil Chakraborti, Head of the Department of Criminology and Director of the Centre for Hate Studies, and Dr Stevie-Jade Hardy, Lecturer in Hate Studies, welcomed a congregation of delegates (pictured) to the University of Leicester on 7 February.

Norwegian Police University College are in the process of developing a new credit-bearing digital training programme for police officers, and approached the Centre for Hate Studies to learn good practice and to help shape the curriculum. The Centre for Hate Studies has delivered Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training to nearly 1,000 practitioners and policy-makers over the past two years, and is launching a suite of new digital training programmes in March, including:

  • Engaging with Diversity
  • Preventing Hate and Extremism
  • Supporting Child Victims of Trauma
  • Supporting Victims of Hate Crime

Professor Neil Chakraborti said: "This new partnership between the Centre for Hate Studies and the Norwegian Police University College opens up opportunities for exciting collaborations on a range of international research and enterprise initiatives. We are united in our desire to shape progressive policy and effective policing practice within our respective countries and beyond, and we look forward to working together in support of those goals."

Ivar Jan Flø, Head of Section at the Norwegian Police University College, said: "We are delighted for the opportunity to learn from the best when it comes to solid research and digital learning on how to prevent and respond to hate crimes. The Centre for Hate Studies and the UK more generally represent progressive policies and practices in this field, and we from the Norwegian Police University College look forward to the collaboration and to contribute with our lessons from policing practices."

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