Hate Crime

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A crime committed against a member of a particular group, motivated by a prejudice against that particular group
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Individual articles address such topics as science and pseudo-science in law enforcement, psychopathy and pathological behaviors, confession evidence, issues in victim reporting of sexual and bias crimes and challenges for mentally ill correctional inmates.
Nearly 500,000 college students across the country are targets of bias crimes each year, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
* Is a prominent federal role in the prosecution and punishment of bias crimes consistent with the proper division of authority between state (and local) government and the federal government in our political system?
(139) Although certain defenses intuitively seem to challenge the maxim, a careful application of the proper definition of motive reveals the maxim's continued validity to all crimes save a certain category of bias crimes, which are discussed in Part III.B.3.
More broadly, a president can choose whether to make a priority of federal involvement in the investigation and prosecution of bias crimes and discrimination against minorities.
African Americans were the perpetrators in 93, or 76 percent, of bias crimes against Latinos, who make up a much larger share (45 percent) of L.A.'s population.
The new unit launched an internal educational campaign to teach all officers how to recognize, respond to, and report hate or bias crimes. The unit also educated the gay community on the importance of being forthcoming about the nature of the crimes committed against them.
Lawrence links this claim with the further contention that the seriousness of hate crime is tied to the disproportionately severe harms that it inflicts: "IT]he culpability associated with bias crimes makes these crimes more severe than parallel crimes" for "bias crime offenders are more likely to cause harm." (19)
Lawrence, Punishing Hate: Bias Crimes under American Law (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1999) for a classic exposition of this position; see Jack Levin & Jack McDevitt, Hate Crimes: The Rising Tide of Bigotry and Bloodshed (New York: Plenum Publishing Corporation, 1993); Paul Iganski, "Why Make 'Hate' a Crime?" (1999) 19 Critical Social Policy 386 (illustrating the use of "hate crimes" in a UK context) [Iganski, "Hate a Crime"].
Bias crime. Campus security programs must also specifically address bias crimes, also known as hate crimes.
caused by bias crimes is beyond that normally found in crime
(22) To find such a problem, a baseline showing the numbers of bias crimes committed by various ethnic groups is required.