Hate Crime

Online Lecture with Q & A
Thursday 10th December 2020
18.00 – 19.00

Moderator and Guest Speaker:

Tracy Ayling QC – CBA Director of Education
Dr. Mark Walters

Where now for hate crime law? 

The long awaited Law Commission consultation paper on hate crime law was published in September 2020. The 500 page paper outlines a number of proposals for reform in this area, including options for modifying the current legal test for proving hostility-based aggravation, together with newly developed criteria for including further protected characteristics in law. In this seminar, Prof Mark Walters will brief attendees on the Commission’s key proposals while additionally outlining his own thoughts on how the law should be constructed and who should be protected by hate crime legislation. The presentation will draw on extensive empirical research conducted at the University of Sussex, as well as Prof Walters’ forthcoming book: Criminalising Hate: Law as Social Justice Liberalism, Palgrave.”

Dr. Mark Walters is a Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Sussex. He completed his doctorate in law (criminology) in 2012 at the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford.

Mark has published widely in the field of hate crime, focusing in particular on the criminalisation of hate-motivated offences, criminological theories of causation, and the use of restorative justice for hate crime. His monograph Hate Crime and Restorative Justice: Exploring Causes, Repairing Harms was published by Oxford University Press in 2014.

Most recently Mark has co-authored a number of research reports including:  Causes and Motivations of Hate Crime (EHRC, 2016); Preventing Hate Crime (UoS, 2016); Hate Crime and the Legal Process (UoS, 2017); and The Sussex Hate Crime Project: Final Report (UoS, 2018).

1 accredited hour of CPD is available for attending this lecture

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