The following is a selection of relevant books and journal articles on prejudice and unlawful discrimination issues. Please email our Library and Information Services Manager if you have a suggestion for a book or journal article to add to this list.
Abrams, D. (2010) Processes of prejudice: theory, evidence and intervention, Research Report 56, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Abrams, D., Houston, D. M. (2006) A Profile of Prejudice in Britain: Report of the National Survey, London: Cabinet Office. Available at:
Abrams, D., Houston, D. M., Van de Vyver, J. and Vasiljevic, M. (2015) ‘Equality hypocrisy, inconsistency, and prejudice: the unequal application of the universal human right to equality’, Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 28-46.
Abrams, D., Swift, H.J, Mahmood, L (2016) Prejudice and unlawful behaviour: Exploring levers for change, Manchester; Equality and Human Rights Commission, Research Report 101.
Allport, G. W. (1954) The nature of prejudice, New York: Addison-Wesley.
Brahler, V (2016) When prejudice turns into discrimination and unlawful behaviour, 29 July 2016, Equality and Human Rights Commission blog. Available at: https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/our-work/blogs/when-prejudice-turns-discrimination-and-unlawful-behaviour [Accessed 15/12/2016]
Chakraborti, N, Hardie, S-J (2015) LGB&T Hate Crime Reporting: Identifying Barriers and Solutions, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission
Chakraborti, N., Gadd, D., Gray, P., Wright, S., Duggan, M. (2011) Public authority commitment and action to eliminate targeted harassment and violence, Research Report 74, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Clery, L., Phillips, M., Lee, L. and Taylor, E. (2013), ‘30 years of British Social Attitudes self-reported racial prejudice data’. London: NatCen Social Research.
Coleman, N., Sykes, W. (2016) Crime and disabled people: Measures of disability-harassment: 2016 update, Research Report 103, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Coleman, N., Sykes, W, Groom, C. (2013) Barriers to employment and unfair treatment at work: A quantitative analysis of disabled people’s experiences, Research report 88, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Coleman, N., Sykes, W., Walker, A. (2013) Crime and disabled people: Baseline statistical analysis of measures from the formal legal inquiry into disability-related harassment, Research Report 90, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission
Dick, S. (2009) Homophobic hate crimes and hate incidents, Research Report 38, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission, Available at:
Dunn, P. (2009) Crime and prejudice: Needs and support of hate crime victims. In Iganski, P. (ed.), Hate Crimes. London: Praeger, pp. 123–41.
Equality and Human Rights Commission (2010) Understanding the Legal Definitions of Discrimination and Unlawful Behaviour in the Equality Act 2010, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Equality and Human Rights Commission (2011) Hidden in plain sight: inquiry into disability-related harassment, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Equality and Human Rights Commission (2012) Out in the open - tackling disability-related harassment: A manifesto for change, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Equality and Human Rights Commission (2013) Manifesto for Change: progress report 2013, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Equality and Human Rights Commission (2015) Is Britain fairer? The state of equality and human rights 2015, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Fiske, S. T. (1998) ‘Stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination’, in Gilbert, D. T, Fiske, S. T and Lindzey, G. (eds.) The Handbook of Social Psychology. 4th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, pp. 357–411.
Ford, R. (2008) ‘Is racial prejudice declining in Britain?’, British Journal of Sociology, 59, 4: 609-36.
Forscher, P. S., Cox, W. T. L., Graetz, N. and Devine, P. G. (2015) ‘The motivation to express prejudice’, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, vol. 109, pp.
Hendren, A. and Blank, H. (2009), Prejudiced Behavior Toward Lesbians and Gay Men, Social Psychology, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 234-8.
Levy, S. R. (1999) Reducing prejudice: Lessons from social-cognitive factors underlying perceive differences in prejudice, Journal of Social Issues, vol. 55, pp. 745-65.
Lough-Dennell, B.L, Logan, C. (2014) Prejudice-based bullying in Scottish schools: a research report, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Modood, T. (2005) Multicultural Politics: Racism, Ethnicity and Muslims in Britain. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Nelson, T. D. (2009) Handbook of Prejudice, Stereotyping and Discrimination. Hove: Psychology Press.
Nocon, A., Iganski, P., Lagou, S. (2011) Disabled people’s experiences and concerns about crime Analysis of the British Crime Survey 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10, EHRC Briefing Paper 3, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Ormston, R., Curtice, J., McConville, S., Reid, S. (2011) Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2010: Attitudes to Discrimination and Positive Action, Edinburgh: The Scottish Government.
Scottish Government (2016) Scottish Social Attitudes 2015: Attitudes to discrimination and positive action, Edinburgh: The Scottish Government.
Schulzke, M. (2016) The social benefits of protecting hate speech and exposing sources of prejudice, Res Publica, 22(2), pp. 225-242.
Sin, C.H., Hedges, A., Cook, C., Mguni, N., Comber, N. (2009) Disabled people’s experiences of targeted violence and hostility, Research Report 21, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Stangor, C. (2009) ‘The study of stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination within social psychology: A quick history of theory and research’ in Nelson, T. D.
(ed). Handbook of prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination, New York: Taylor and Francis, pp. 1-12.
Stephan, W. G. and Stephan, C. W. (2000) ‘An integrated threat theory of prejudice’ in Oskamp, S. (ed.) Reducing prejudice and discrimination. Mahwah:
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers, pp. 23-45.
Sykes, W., Groom, C., Desai, P. (2011) Disability-related harassment: the role of public bodies: A qualitative research report, Research Report 78, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Tajfel, H. (1969) Cognitive aspects of prejudice, Journal of Social Issues, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 79–97.
Tippett, N., Houlston, C., Smith, P.K. (2010) Prevention and response to identity-based bullying among local authorities in England, Scotland and Wales, Research Report 64, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Valentine, G. (2015) ‘Intergenerationality and prejudice’, in Vanderbeck, R. and Worh, N (eds.), Intergenerational Space (Abingdon: Routledge), 155-68.
Verlot, M. (2016) In the tense aftermath of the Brexit vote, it's the job of all public bodies to take on hate crime and prejudice, 29th July 2016, Civil Service World. Available at: https://www.civilserviceworld.com/articles/opinion/tense-aftermath-brexit-vote-its-job-all-public-bodies-take-hate-crime-and-prejudice [Accessed 15/12/2016]
Walters, M.A., Brown, R., Wiedlitzka, S. (2016) Causes and motivations of hate crime, Research Report 102, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Wardrop, H. (2016) Discrimination and hate crime in Britain: Understanding, measuring, and tackling it, 1st August 2016. International Hate Crime Studies blog. Available from: http://www.internationalhatestudies.com/3325-2/ [Accessed 15/12/2016]
Weller, P. (2011) Religious Discrimination in Britain: A Review of Research Evidence, 2000-10. EHRC Research Report no. 73. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Weller, P., Purdam, K., Ghanea, N. and Cheruvallil-Contractor, S. (2013) Religion or Belief, Discrimination and Equality: Britain in a Global Context. London: Bloomsbury.
Zick, A., Küpper, B. and Hövermann, A. (2011) Intolerance, Prejudice and Discrimination: A European Report (PDF). Berlin: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.
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Last updated: 19 May 2021