Intellectual disability, hate crime and other social constructions : A view from South Yorkshire

MCCLIMENS, Alex and BREWSTER, Jacqui (2017). Intellectual disability, hate crime and other social constructions : A view from South Yorkshire. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities.

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The category of hate crime is a recent legislative response to the increasing levels of anti-social, criminal and discriminatory behaviours and practices that target a wide spectrum of individuals on the basis of their identification within certain minority sociological subcultures. People with intellectual disability are often targeted for this kind of behaviour. Here we report on an evaluation of one English city's efforts to instigate a street-based scheme to offer some security and protection to its intellectually disabled citizens. The physical location of the premises and the engagement of the staff employed therein has some bearing on their potential to be effective in offering shelter and support to distressed individuals. But even where premises are well situated with positive staffing the absence of local records to list the uptake of the scheme leaves room for doubt about its overall effectiveness. We make some recommendations for practice and suggest directions for further research key words: hate crime intellectual disability safe places social inclusion

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Depositing User: Alex Mcclimens
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2017 14:59
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 04:19

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