Dirk Baier

Prof. Dr.

Sociologist, Zurich University of Applied Sciences,

Zurich, Switzerland

About

Dirk Baier studied sociology, psychology and political science at Chemnitz University of Technology. After his studies, he worked for ten years at the Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony, where he worked intensively on the topic of juvenile delinquency, among other things, in which he also completed his doctorate. In 2015, he took over the management of the Institute for Delinquency and Crime Prevention in Zurich.

Hate Speech and Homophobia in Switzerland

Hate speech and homophobia are also increasing phenomena in Switzerland - not only in the digital space. Against the background of various scientific studies conducted in recent years, the input explains how widespread such behaviour is in Switzerland and which individuals carry it out. In addition, the consequences of the experience for the victims will be examined.