How hate crime affects a whole community
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Over the past five years, the Hate Crime Project at the University of Sussex has investigated the wider impacts of hate crime, looking at how simply knowing a victim, or even hearing about an incident, can have significant consequences. The aim was to examine the indirect impacts of hate crimes – how hate attacks on members of a community effect the thoughts, emotions and behaviours of other members of that community.
The project focused on hate crimes targeted against LGB&T and Muslim communities and used a variety of different research methods, including questionnaire surveys, individual interviews and social psychological experiments. The final report of the project summarises the findings from the research project, which was funded by the Leverhulme Trust.