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Criminology Seminar Series - Misogyny As Hate Crime

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Misogyny As Hate Crime
Speaker: Dr Irene Zempi, Nottingham Trent University

Abstract: In May 2016, Nottinghamshire Police, in partnership with Nottingham Women’s Centre, became the first force in the UK to record misogyny as a hate crime. The overall recommendations from that project call for the policy to be rolled out nationally, alongside publicity to increase reporting and education to help change behaviours. Since then other police forces have introduced similar schemes to tackle misogyny. The Law Commission has recently conducted a review of the adequacy of protection offered by hate crime legislation in England and Wales, and proposed that sex or gender should be made a protected characteristic in hate crime laws, primarily to protect women. This session is a timely opportunity to consider the value of recognising misogyny as hate crime nationally.

About the Criminology Seminar Series
In line with the School of Law, Birkbeck's research and teaching ethos, the Criminology Seminar Series aims to provide a platform for critical and interdisciplinary research, showcasing prominent and path-breaking research on crime, criminal justice and related themes by scholars from within and beyond Birkbeck. The series is convened by Dr Sappho Xenakis, School of Law, Birkbeck.

Attendance to the events is free but registration is required. Talks from the 2020/21 series will be available for download via the website. Find out more about the series here. The hashtag for the event is #BBKCrimSeries.

This event is open to the public and free to attend however booking is required via this page. The event will be hosted on Collaborate, a free to access website. You will be sent a link to access the event upon registration.

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