As part of the ongoing East Midlands Police and Crime Research and Development Plan http://www.empac.org.uk/east-midlands-police-crime-research-development/, EMPAC is pleased to announce an important roundtable on policing hate crime. Recently, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) published a new inspection report which revealed both evidence of good practice within certain police force areas, as well as some widespread problems with how the police deal with hate incidents and crimes.
This roundtable is designed to bring together police professionals and academics to consider the issues identified by the HMICFRS inspection, to share good practice and to identify future directions for research, evaluation, policy and practice. The roundtable will be openened by Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa, the national lead for hate crime, and will be facilitated by Professor Neil Chakraborti, Dr Stevie-Jade Hardy and Fay Sadro from the Centre for Hate Studies which is based in the Department of Criminology at the University of Leicester.
This EMPAC event will be hosted by the University of Leicester on Monday 28th January 2.30pm and 4.30pm refreshments provided. Since delegate places are limited, this is an invite only roundtable. If you are interested in the event please contact Dr Stevie-Jade Hardy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more about the Centre for Hate Studies here: http://www.le.ac.uk/centreforhatestudies