The Met Police are working with a UCL postgraduate student from the Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science and have been advising on her research project. The project’s aim is to explore why most antisemitic behaviour is not reported by victims or witnesses to the police, and to organisations like CST / Shomrim.
The research is being conducted using an anonymous online questionnaire which can be completed by adults who are interested in this subject. While there are no immediate benefits for people who respond to the survey, it is hoped that this research will contribute to our understanding of the problem of significant under-reporting, and to explore ways to make it easier for victims and witnesses to report antisemitic abuse in future. The ultimate goal is, of course, to lead to improved detection rates and more effective sanctions against perpetrators which we know is directly related to prompt and direct reporting of incidents.
If you are interested in looking at the survey, you can find it by clicking on this link
Please pass this message on to friends or family who you think would like to take part. The survey is open from 1st June – 30th June, and will take 10 minutes or less to complete.