Call for interviewees: Professionals views on anti-LGBT hate crime

 

Call for interviewees: Professionals views on anti-LGBT hate crime

 

We are seeking criminal justice and victim support professionals to share their views about hate crime against lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people. This research aims to gain insight into reporting, victim assistance, training and good practices. Your views will help influence work to combat hate crime and shape a new international training program.

 

Who?

We hope to speak to professionals within services that work with LGBT hate crime victims. That includes criminal justice services and support organisations such as charity, police, prosecution, court or council workers. Participation from professionals working with general crime issues are welcome, as well as those specialising in hate crime or LGBT issues.

 

About the interviews

The interview will last roughly 30 minutes. According to your preference it can be over the telephone, face to face, or on Skype. We are willing to travel and accommodate your needs. face to face or telephone or skype. We hope conduct interviews during April and May 2017.

 

About the project

The research is part of an international project to combat hate crime through research, training, awareness raising, and exchange of good practices. The UK element of the project is run by Galop, the LGBT anti-violence charity. Find out more about the project at www.galop.org.uk/news/comeforward

 

Confidentiality and anonymity

Your testimony will remain anonymous and pseudonyms will be used. You will be offered the option of a credit in the research thanking your organization for participating. Interview records will be held confidentially. You are free to withdraw from the project at any time.

 

Contact information

If you would like more information about the research project or if may be interested in participating, we would be delighted to hear from you on Jasna@galop.org.uk