Hate Crime – Developing Risk Assessment tools for police through collaboration

Loretta Trickett1

1Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University, 

Across the globe it is widely recognised that hate crime has particularly detrimental impacts on the immediate victim, their community and wider society.  The response of the police is of crucial importance in keeping people safe.  Despite this, the topic of risk and how it manifests in hate crime is seriously neglected. Drawing on evidence from a number of studies over five years with the police, the CPS, Community Safety Partnerships, charities, victims and offenders this paper will put forward a number of lessons that can help public agencies to more effectively tackle hate crime, to keep victims safe and to reassure and empower communities.  The author will make a case for technological policing tools informed by evidence based practice and refined through effective collaborations to develop risk prevention and risk management prototypes that can be replicated in police forces outside of the UK and which can inform the work of other public agencies.


Dr Loretta Trickett is an Associate Professor with research interests in Hate Crime and Gendered Victimisation.  She is author of The Policing of Hate Crime in Nottinghamshire and co-author of Nottinghamshire Police Misogyny Hate Crime Evaluation.  More recently she is overseeing research on the experiences of New and Emerging Communities as well as hate crime offenders. As well as publishing on these areas she has acted as government and media advisor in the UK. She works in collaboration with public agencies including the police and numerous victim charities in order to improve responses to hate crime in the UK.


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