Tackling Disability Discrimination and Disability Hate Crime: A Multidisciplinary Guide

Tackling Disability Discrimination and Disability Hate Crime: A Multidisciplinary Guide

By: Robina Shah (editor), Paul Giannasi (editor), Mark Brooks (contributor), Jemma Tyson (contributor), Stone Stone (contributor), Russell Russell (contributor), Nathan Hall (contributor), David Cain (contributor), Mike Smith (contributor), Sheila Hollins (foreword_author)Paperback

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Placing the experiences of victims at its heart, this book provides an authoritative overview of disability hate crime - explaining what it is, how it happens, its legal status, the impact on victims and how individuals and agencies should respond. The guide outlines innovative projects developed to address the problem, and provides tailored guidance for professionals spanning education, health and social care, and criminal justice. It also offers recommendations for effective multi-agency working. After highlighting the crimes committed against disabled people and society's failure to protect them, the book concludes with a powerful argument for cross-government action to improve professional practice and eliminate disability-motivated hate crime.

About Author

Dr Robina Shah, MBE DL JP FRCGP (Hon) is a psychologist and academic. She has been actively involved in health and social care policy and strategy, at national and regional level for over 25 years. Robina is also the author of numerous publications and has achieved national and international recognition for her published work. She is the National Director of Strategy and Policy on Carers for Frenkel Topping Ltd .as well as the Academic Lead for Patient and Public Involvement at Manchester University Medical School where she is also co-lead for compassionate care. Robina is a member of the Governments Standing Commission on Carers and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners. Robina is also an independent member of the Ministerial Cross Government Hate Crime Advisory Group.


Foreword, Baroness Sheila Hollins. Preface. Part One: What is Disability Hate Crime?. Chapter 1: Johnny Come Lately? The International and Domestic Policy Context of Disability Hate Crime, Jemma Tyson, University of Portsmouth, Paul Giannasi, Ministry of Justice and Nathan Hall, University of Portsmouth. Chapter 2: Disability Hate Crime - A Call for Action, Mike Smith, Real. Chapter 3: The Narrative for Change - How Disability Became Included in UK Hate Crime Policy, Paul Giannasi, Ministry of Justice. Chapter 4: Perpetrators of Disability Hate Crime, Jemma Tyson, University of Portsmouth and Nathan Hall, University of Portsmouth. Part Two: Disability Hate Crime - The Impact on Victims. Chapter 5: A Different Reality, Mark Brooks, Dimensons and David Cain. Chapter 6: Disability Hate Crime - The Parent's Perspective, Phillipa Russell, Government's Standing Commission on Carers. Chapter 7: The Absent Presence, Kathryn Stone, Independent Police Complaints Commission. Chapter 8: Disability Hate Crime is Everyone's Business, Robina Shah, Manchester Medical School, Manchester University and Frenkel Topping PLC. Part Three: Disability Hate Crime - Lessons from Other Disciplines. Chapter 9: Rape and Sexual Abuse, Dr Catherine White, St Mary's SARC. Chapter 10: The Sophie Lancaster Foundation - Combatting Hostility Through Education, Sylvia Lancaster, The Sophie Lancaster Foundation. Chapter 11: University Life: A Time of Change, Bob Munn, University of Manchester. Chapter 12: Regulating Health and social care, Paul Fredericks, Lolben Consultancy. Part Four: How to Respond to Disability Hate Crime. Chapter 13: The Local Authority's approach to Disability Hate Crime, Melanie Giannasi, Social Worker. Chapter 14: "Don't be afraid to ask: become part of the Circle of Support", Dr Matt Hoghton, Clevedon Medical Centre. Chapter 15: Pushing an open door: the value of multi-agency working, Syed Mohammed Musa Naqvi, NHS Stockport CCG. Chapter16: The Criminal Justice System Response to Disability Hate Crime, Paul Giannasi, Ministry of Justice. Chapter 17: Influencing Policy, Lord Nigel Crisp, All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health. Chapter 18: Conclusions and Recommendations, Robina Shah, Manchester Medical School, Manchester University and Frenkel Topping PLC and Paul Giannasi, Ministry of Justice. Contributor Profiles.

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  • ISBN13: 9781849055284
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9781849055284
  • weight: 410
  • ISBN10: 1849055289

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