National evidence on the nature of, and responses to, disability hate crime: Rapid evidence assessment

2019-09-06T10:50:43Z (GMT) by Ellen Daly Olivia Smith
The criminal justice system has been criticised for its responses to disability hate crime. It is widely acknowledged that disability hate crime is highly prevalent but is significantly under-reported. The purpose of this report is to review the current research evidence in relation to the nature and extent of disability hate crime, barriers to reporting, and solutions to these barriers. This report forms part of a wider project regarding disability hate crime conducted in collaboration with Essex Police.