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Tackling Disability Discrimination and Disability Hate Crime

A Multidisciplinary Guide


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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.

Author Biography

Dr Robina Shah MBE FRCGP (Hon) DL JP is Senior Academic Lead for Compassionate Care, Patient and Public Involvement and Co-Director of the Doubleday Centre for the Patient Experience at Manchester Medical School, Manchester University. She is also National Director for Carers at Frenkel Topping Ltd. Robina is a psychologist with a specialist interest in learning disability, patient safety, breaking difficult news and the carer/patient experience. She is Honorary Fellow and Lay Trustee of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a board member of the UK government's Standing Commission on Carers. She is also a member of the UK Cross Government Hate Crime Independent Advisory Group at the Ministry of Justice. Paul Giannasi OBE is a Police Superintendent who leads the UK Cross-Government Hate Crime Programme. He is also responsible for the development of police policy and guidance and is the UK National Point of Contact to multi-national organisations such as the OSCE.
Release date Australia
March 21st, 2015
Contributions by David Cain Contributions by Jemma Tyson Contributions by Kathryn Stone Contributions by Mark Brooks Contributions by Mike Smith Contributions by Nathan Hall Contributions by Phillipa Russell Edited by Paul Giannasi Edited by Robina Shah Foreword by Sheila Hollins
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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