Hate Crime in Gloucestershire

Posted on 09. Apr, 2012 by in Community, Featured, Politics & Campaigns

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This acclaimed film has been produced by the Gloucestershire Hate Crime Partnership and the National Star College. Below are three films of highlights of the March 2012 Hate Crime Conference in Gloucestershire.

The Gloucestershire Hate Crime and Incident Groups are made up of statutory and voluntary sector partners which are committed to identifying and combating hate crimes and hate incidents. This is done through close multi-agency working in the partnership groups in the county. This film is to raise awareness of what a hate crime / hate incident is; to encourage reporting of such events; how to report one; and the support you can expect.

Phil Sullivan MBE, head of community safety for Stroud District Council and chair of Gloucestershire Hate Crime and Incident Group chaired the Gloucestershire Hate Crime Conference on Saturday 24th March 2012 to raise awareness of hate crime.

Hate crime is a term which covers a range of crimes founded on prejudice based on race, religion, homophobia, transgender, disability and age. Last year more than 50,000 hate crimes were reported across England, Wales and Northern Ireland last year and the Crown Prosecution Service, prosecuted 15,284 hate crimes – 10% more than the previous year.

The presentations at the conference covered a whole range of issues. These three films contain some of the highlights; apologies if editing has not helped in understanding the presentations.

1/3 Is Hate Crime Legislation Unfair? A clip from the keynote speaker Roger Coulson Director of Equality Partnership – includes brief overview of work by Dr Paul Iganski. See: http://stroudcommunity.tv/is-hate-crime-legislation-unfair-hate-crime-conference-1-of-3/

2/3 Why we need the Human Rights Act? Another clip from the talk Roger Coulson. See:
http://stroudcommunity.tv/why-we-need-the-human-rights-act-hate-crime-conference-2-of-3/

3/3 Hate Crime; numbers, definitions and more. Keynote speaker Roger Coulson plus clips from other speakers,  Robin Agascar MBE from GAYGLOS and Chief Superintendent Nigel Avron. See: http://stroudcommunity.tv/hate-crime-numbers-definitions-and-more-hate-crime-conference-3-of-3/

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Director and Co-Founder of Stroud Community TV

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