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CANCELLED - Preventing Hate Crime and Radicalisation: A Devlopmental Approach to Reducing Prejudice

CANCELLED – Due to unforeseen circumstances this seminar has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
When Nov 28, 2017
from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Where B3, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge
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On 28 November 2017, the Violence Research Centre at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, will host Professor Andreas Beelmann for a discussion on ‘Preventing hate crime and radicalisation: A developmental approach to reducing prejudice’.

Prejudice and other forms of negative intergroup attitudes cause serious social problems in societies throughout the world, ranging from social exclusion, discrimination of certain groups to racism, political extremism and hate crimes.

Although, some intervention approaches aimed at reducing prejudice and enhancing tolerance and inclusion have documented success, there is an ongoing debate over the relative importance of individual and social factors in addressing intolerance and discrimination.

Professor Beelmann will present results of his prevention programme PARTS, a longitudinal randomised controlled trial which was implemented ten years ago at 15 elementary schools in Germany. The presentation will include the main outcomes of the PARTS prejudice prevention programme and the introduction of a model for the development of prejudice in childhood and adolescence. Professor Beelmann argues that a developmental perspective is not only an effective approach to reduce prejudice but may also contribute to the prevention of radicalisation and violent extremism.

Professor Andreas Beelmann is Professor of Psychology and head of the Department for Research Synthesis, Intervention, and Evaluation as well as the Director of the Centre for Research on Right-Wing Extremism, Civic Education and Social Integration at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany. He has published several books, articles, and research reviews on the effectiveness of psychological interventions in childhood and adolescents on childhood antisocial behaviour and prejudice. Recent research projects address the development and prevention of youth violent radicalisation.

This event will be held on Tuesday, 28 November from 5.30-7pm with a drinks reception afterwards. The venue is Room B3, Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Avenue, University of Cambridge.

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