About this questionnaire
The Law Commission published a report in December 2021, having been asked by the Government to review hate crime laws and examine whether any further characteristics should be added to the five currently monitored (race, religion, sexual orientation, disability and transgender identity).
The report stated that there was insufficient evidence that criminal targeting of alternative sub-cultures was prevalent. This meant that there was not “a strong demonstrable need to extend protection to this group.”
We would like to share your experiences in regard to any abuse, harassment or violence you have experienced – particularly if you belong to an alternative sub-culture and you know that was why you were targeted or feel that was the case.
We would also like to understand if you reported any incidents and if you did, who you reported it to, and your experience of reporting.
Who should complete the questionnaire?
What will the results of the survey be used for?
The findings from this research will help the Sophie Lancaster Foundation (SLF) gain a greater insight into your experience. We will use the results to help decide our policy for alternative sub-culture hate crime and our strategies to address it.
All the information included within the survey will be treated in the strictest confidence and stored securely by the research team.