Thinking About Intervention Through People's Use of Police: An Exploratory Project on Violent Hate Crime in London's Metropolitan Police

Elizabeth A. Stanko, Royal Holloway University of London

This paper explores the lessons from the first 10 months of a 22-month project on understanding and responding to violent hate crime in London. Funded under the UK's Reducing Crime Initiative, this action research is premised on an approach that explores first the use of the police by those who request help because of domestic violence, racist violence or homophobic violence. Located in the high profile Diversity Unit of the Metropolitan Police, the project offers an innovative look at understanding the nature of crime and conceptualising the prevention of violence.

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