A transcript of Professor Dominic Abrams presentation on 'The Causes and Motivations of Prejudice and Discrimination' from our 'A Generation without Hate' conference.
Our 'A Generation without Hate' conference, held on 2-3 November 2017, looked at how educational settings can help with tackling the prejudice-motivated hate crime that threatens both social cohesion and the freedom of individuals to interact in society without fear of prejudice, discrimination or torment.
Combating and understanding the complex nature of hate crime is no easy task, and one that requires a cross-sector and multi-agency approach.
Last year, the Home Affairs Committee launched its Hate Crime Action Plan, at the heart of which is a plan for building stronger community partnerships and facilitating co-ordinated approaches 'to ensure that best practice in tackling hate crime is understood and drawn upon in all our work'.
It makes a strong commitment to increasing the evidence base around successful intervention and prevention in hate crime.
Our conference session on 'The Causes and Motivations of Prejudice and Discrimination', with Professor Abrams asked the questions:
What does academic research tell us about prejuice and discrimination
What are and casuses and motivations of hate crime
What evidence is there on effectiev prevention measure and where are the research gaps.
Professor Abrams research examines all aspects of relations between different social groups and the behaviour of groups in general. Professor Abrams has extensive experience in the areas of equality and human rights, prejudice, discrimination, social attitudes and social change across the life course.