Institute of Criminal Justice Studies


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Dr Nathan Hall

  • Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology (Brunel University), MSc (with Distinction) Criminal Justice Studies (University of Portsmouth), Postgraduate Diploma in Social Research Methods (PgD) (University of Portsmouth), PhD (University of Portsmouth)
  • Role Title: Principal Lecturer and Associate Head (Academic)
  • Address: Ravelin House, Ravelin Park, Portsmouth, PO1 2QQ
  • Telephone: 023 9284 3973
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  • Department: Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


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.


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