Do the police investigate hate crime properly? Serious concerns have been raised this week by an HMIC inspection report. This found incorrectly flagged hate incidents and crimes and insufficient victim support and data collecting. Hate crime is defined as sex, gender, religion, transgender and disability-related incidents. The report has statistics on recorded levels of hate […]
Propublica in association with Google News Lab and a data visualization studio called Pitch Interactive has launched a site about hate crimes and bias incidents in the USA. In addition to recording violence, harassment and vandalism, the project includes stories about hate crimes legislation and programmes designed to combat hate in local communities. This covers […]
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) published new public statements on how it will prosecute hate crime and support victims in England and Wales. This includes homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crime. To find out why it is necessary look at the details of the Fawcett Society Reclaim the Internet campaign which is seeking to eliminate online […]
Find out which is the world’s most peaceful country using the latest annual index from Visions of Humanity. It also summaries worldwide and regional trends. Topics covered include terrorism, war, violent crime.
A great new tool for Public Health England which uses official data to explore the social and economic and environmental factors which impact on the health of the English population. It measures on 7 domains: the natural and built environment, work and the labour market, vulnerability, income, crime, education the set of Marmot indicators (developed […]
MIC launches database of transgender murders A key initiative has recently been unveiled in tracking this underreported crime. The database provides data and visualizations of this horrendous crime in the USA 2010-2016. This article from GLAAD explains its significance. The Hate Index A new resource from the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism‘s NYCity […]
The 16 days of activism campaign ended on 10th December. But the release this week of the Femicide census by Womens Aid shows why it is still necessary. It contains the horrifying statistic that between 2009 and 2015, 936 women were killed by men in England and Wales. It also details under reporting of this […]
According to the 2016 Index produced annually by The Committee to Protect Journalists Somalia tops the rankings. The list was released on 2nd November as International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. This event calls on nations to condemn attacks on journalists and to bring the alleged perpetrators to justice.
This week the RSA published an interesting scoping paper on the future prison. Browse their website to see other examples discussing the role and future reform of prisons. Howard League for Penal Reform is the oldest prison reform charity in the UK. Its website has news stories, policy and research publications covering all aspects of […]
Joint Committee on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill has just published a report with 86 recommendations on improving the clarity of the bill. The website has access to written and oral evidence presented. View the full text of the Bill and associated documents on the Home Office website Also released this week the Intelligence and […]