Community Safety: Tackling Sectarianism Programme


Reports


'Learning from Tackling Sectarianism in Scotland' - report by Dr Duncan Morrow - a copy of the recent report can be found here


What Works to Reduce Prejudice? A Review of the Evidence” was published on the 14th of October 2015 at a summit hosted by Paul Wheelhouse, the Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs.

The research was commissioned by the Scottish Government to review the evidence on activities and interventions that have been used to reduce prejudice previously.

 Main findings include:

  • There are two main theories of prejudice reduction - ‘Contact’ where exposure to others reduces prejudice itself and ‘education’ where information about other groups provides a challenge to negative attitudes;
  • Sustained activities have more impact than short-term interventions; and
  • Overly dramatic and factually incorrect interpretations of prejudice for the purpose of ‘hard hitting’ messages could risk alienating sections of the audience.

A copy of the report can be downloaded from the link below.

What works to reduce prejudice and discrimination? A review of the evidence


Below are reports from the Scottish Government's Advisory Group on Tackling Sectarianism (AGoTS) and the Scottish Government (SG) response.

 

March 2017 Advisory Group Report

Advisory Group Final Report 2015

Evidence Review Update 2015

Scottish Government Response to AGoTS Final Report

Advisory Group Initial Advice to SG

Scottish Government Response to Initial Advice


Below are the reports from the review of the operation of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 and the Scottish Government response which were published on Friday 12 June 2015.

An evaluation of Section 1 of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012

An evaluation of Section 6 of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012

Charges reported under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 in 2014-15

Religiously Aggravated Offending in Scotland in 2014-15

Scottish Government Report on the operation of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012

On Thursday 15 June 2015, Dr Duncan Morrow, Dr Cecelia Clegg and Dr Michael Rosie from the Scottish Government's Advisory Group on Tackling Sectarianism were invited to give evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Equal Opportunities Committee. 

The transcript of the meeting can be found below.

Official Report of the Equal Opportunities Committee Thursday 18 June 2015

 


Hate Crime in Scotland 2014-15

This publication provides details of hate crime reported to the Procurator Fiscal in Scotland in 2014-15, and earlier years. It also provides details of charges reported under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012.