School of Psychology

Sussex Hate Crime Project

Hate Crime

Welcome to the Sussex Hate Crime Project

Funded by the Leverhulme Trust

Hate crimes are a particular concern to the coherence of Britain’s multicultural society.  These crimes not only threaten the personal safety and security for those directly victimised, these crimes are also likely to indirectly impact on other individuals in the victim’s identity group by increasing feelings of fear, anger, and isolation throughout the group.

The Sussex Hate Crime Project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, will examine these indirect effects of hate crimes. During the three year project, we will work with individuals and organisations from two commonly targeted groups, Muslim people and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) people, in an attempt to understand how indirect experiences of hate crimes impact on individuals, communities, and society in general.

On this website you can find out more information about hate crimes, the research project, and ways in which you can get involved.

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions, suggestions, or would like more information.


Dr Jenny Paterson (Research Fellow)


Office: 01273 877551