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The Observatory is actively producing research, adding much-needed knowledge in this area


Violence Against Women, Hate and Law: Perspectives from Contemporary Scotland

Given the current upsurge in the abuse of women, this book offers a holistic assessment of the phenomenon of VAW and makes the case for pressing law reform in Scotland, specifically for legal protections against VAW and OVAW to be included within Scots Law. The book contains not only research findings but also makes practical recommendations for law and policy reform in the areas of hate crime, VAW and OVAW.

Palgrave Hate Studies, July 2022

Online Misogyny as Hate Crime: A Challenge for Legal Regulation?

The ideal of an inclusive and participatory Internet has been undermined by the rise of misogynistic abuse on social media platforms. However, limited progress has been made at national – and to an extent European – levels in addressing this issue.

This book advances a compelling argument for legal changes to the existing hate crime, and communications legislation.

Available open access, Routledge, 2019


The latest 20 publications are listed below. Please note that some of the latest work may still be in production.

For a full list of all of the Observatory's research publications, please visit the Open Research Online respository.

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