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Hate crime: taking stock: programmes for offenders of hate

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

Published

Publication date2012
Place of publicationBelfast
PublisherNorthern Ireland Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders
Number of pages27
ISBN (Print)978-1-909519-10-7
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The Challenge Hate Crime project established a partnership in 2009 between the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) and the Northern Ireland Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NIACRO) for a three year project funded by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) under Peace III. Its overall aim was to develop and trial a model for the rehabilitation of hate crime offenders relevant to Northern Ireland. Research was undertaken to identify interventions for hate crime offenders to draw-out understanding for the Challenge Hate Crime intervention. The research updated the findings of an earlier report, Rehabilitation of Hate Crime Offenders (Iganski et al., 2011), published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) (Scotland). This report brings together all of the information collected. The report unfolds by briefly providing the legislative context for provisions for hate crime offenders in Northern Ireland along with police recorded data concerning the extent of the problem. The common dimensions are then drawn out of the identified programmes for the rehabilitation of hate crime offenders followed by case studies of those programmes currently operational. The final section of the report provides the key dimensions of the Challenge Hate Crime intervention with offenders.

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