My principal research interest lies in the field of hate crime and in particular criminal justice responses to hate crime in the United Kingdom, the United States and elsewhere. My doctoral research involved a comparative analysis of the policing of hate crime in London and New York City and specifically examined issues including organisational and individual police culture, investigative processes and practices, service provision, the 'lived experience' of both police officers and victims in the policing of hate crimes, and the social construction of the hate crime 'problem'. I have published widely in this field, predominantly in the area of policing, but also in relation to other areas of the criminal justice system, and the motivations for hate offending and how these might be addressed.
University roles and responsibilities
- Strategic development of the Department’s courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
- Strategic leadership in a number of areas of significance to the Department’s teaching activities, including devising plans for new courses and student number growth, and quality assurance and enhancement.
- Enhancing the student experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, developing strategies for attaining excellent scores in the National Student Survey, Office for Students Postgraduate Survey, and Teaching Excellence Framework.
MSc Criminal Justice (2001)
PhD - Policing Hate Crime in London and New York City (2009)
Indicators of esteem
Current and recent service and esteem roles:
- Board Member of the International Network for Hate Studies.
- Member of the British Society of Criminology Hate Crime Steering Group.
- Trustee of Stop Hate UK (Registered Charity 1062692).
- Member of the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s EU Exit Gold Group.
- Member of the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s Covid-19 Hate Crime Gold Group.
- Member of the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s Human Rights Working Group.
- Member of the Hate Crime Expert Group for Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary. and Fire and Rescue Service.
- Member of the Cross-Government Hate Crime Independent Advisory Group.
- Member of the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s Hate Crime Working Group.
- Chair of the Crown Prosecution Service Wessex Hate Crime Independent Scrutiny Panel.
- Member of the Hampshire Constabulary Force Strategic Independent Advisory Group.
- Member of the Hampshire Constabulary Force Legitimacy Group.
- Member of the Hampshire Constabulary Ethics Committee.
- Member of the Hampshire Constabulary Custody Strategic Group.
- Member of the Hampshire Constabulary Hate Crime Working Group.
- Member of the Hampshire Constabulary Portsmouth Independent Advisory Group.
- Member of the Hampshire Constabulary Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel.
- Member of the Kick It Out Hate Crime in Professional Football Expert Group.
I currently contribute to the Hate Crime and Youth, Crime and Control modules at Level 6 in Semester One, and the Policing and Responses to Crime Modules at Levels 5 and 6 respectively in Semester Two.
Prior to joining the University of Surrey, I have variously taught modules in the following areas: Introduction to Criminology, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminology Study Skills, History of Crime and Punishment, Introduction to Psychology, Crime in Context, Career and Research Management, Researching Crime and Criminal Justice, Issues in Criminology, Issues in Criminal Justice, Victimology, Policing Diversity, Policing and Society, Contemporary Issues in Critical Criminology, Hate Crime, Crimes of the Powerful, Questioning Criminology, Researching Crime and Criminal Justice.
Courses I teach on
Hall, N. (2021, forthcoming) Hate Crime (3rd Edition.). London, Routledge.
Tyson, J. and Hall, N. (2019) Hate crime, policing and multi-agency partnership working. In A. Pycroft and D. Gough (eds.) Multi-Agency Working in Criminal Justice. Bristol, Policy Press.
Hall, N. (2019) Blind Spot: evaluating the evolving threat of US far right extremist violence and assessing the law enforcement response. Jane’s Intelligence Review, March.
Hall, N. (2018) Hate crime, law, and law enforcement in a comparative context. Jane’s Intelligence Review, March.
Hall, N. (2017) Hate and Homicide: exploring the extremes of prejudice-motivated violence. In F. Brookman, E., Maguire and M. Maguire (eds.) The Handbook of Homicide. Chichester, John Wiley and Sons.
Giannasi, P. and Hall, N. (2016) Policing Hate Crime: transitional strategies for improving service provision to victims and communities internationally. In M. Walters and J. Schweppe (eds) The Globalisation of Hate. Oxford, OUP.
Tyson, J. and Hall, N. (2015) Medicalising Hatred? Exploring the sense and sensitivities of classifying prejudice and bigotry as mental disorders in hate crime perpetrators. In J. Winstone (ed.) Mental Health, Crime and Criminal Justice. Oxford, Palgrave.
Hall, N. and Tyson, J. (2015) The Perpetrators of Disability Hate Crime. In R. Shah and P. Giannasi (eds) Disability Hate Crime. London, Jessica Kingsley.
Tyson, J., Giannasi, P. and Hall, N. (2015) Johnny Come Lately?: The international and domestic policy context of disability hate crime. In R. Shah and P. Giannasi (eds) Disability Hate Crime. London, Jessica Kingsley.
Hall, N., Giannasi, P., Corb, A. and Grieve, J. (eds) (2015) The International Handbook of Hate Crime. Abingdon, Routledge.
Hall, N. (2014) Foreword to Tackling Hate Crime: Hate Crime Operational Guidance. Coventry, College of Policing.
Hall, N. (2014) The adventures of an accidental academic in ‘policy-land’: a personal reflection of bridging academia, policing, and government in a hate crime context. In N. Chakraborti and J. Garland (eds) Hate Crime: Bridging the Gap Between Scholarship and Policy. London, The Policy Press.
Hall, N. (2013) Hate Crime (2nd Edition). London, Routledge.
Hall, N. (2012) Policing Hate Crime in London and New York City: reflections on the factors influencing effective law enforcement, service provision and public trust and confidence. International Review of Victimology, Hate Crime Special Edition.
Hall, N. (2010) Law Enforcement and Hate Crime: Theoretical Perspectives on the Complexities of Policing Hatred. In N. Chakraborti (ed) Hate Crime: Concepts, Policy, Future Directions. Collumpton, Willan Publishing.
Hall, N. (2010) Hate Crime Offending and Victimisation: Some considerations for public protection. In M. Nash and A. Williams (eds) The Handbook of Public Protection. Collumpton, Willan Publishing.
Crane, B. and Hall, N. (2009) Talking a Different Language? Racist Incidents and Differing Perceptions of Service Provision. In N. Hall, J. Grieve and S. Savage (eds) (2009) Policing and the Legacy of Lawrence. Collumpton, Willan Publishing.
Hall, N., Grieve, J. and Savage, S. (eds) (2009) Policing and the Legacy of Lawrence. Collumpton, Willan Publishing.
Hall, N. (2009) Policing Racist Hate Crime. In H.S. Bhui (ed.) Race and Criminal Justice. London, Sage.
Hall, N. (2008) Making Sense of Numbers: The Social Construction of Hate Crime in London and New York. Vienna, European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia.
Hall, N. (2008) Hate Crime. In T. Newburn and P. Neyroud (eds.). Dictionary of Policing. Collumpton, Willan Publishing.
Hall, N. and Hayden C. (2007) Is ‘hate crime’ a relevant and useful way of conceptualising some forms of school bullying? International Journal on Violence in Schools. 3, p3-24.
Hall, N. (2007) Policing Hatred. Police, March, p28-29.
Hall, N. (2006) Proactive Anti-Racism. Police Professional, Issue 49, pp 21-24.
Hall, N. (2005) Hate Crime. Collumpton, Willan Publishing.
Hall, N. (2005). Community Responses to Hate Crime. In F. Pakes, & J. Winstone (eds). Community Justice. Collumpton, Willan Publishing.
Hall, N. (2002). Blind Prejudice: The Impact of Hate Crime. Police Review, 18/10/02.