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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Although I do not ignore the emotional issues that are touched by bias crime legislation, this Article will focus on four interrelated questions that, while remaining concerned with legal, not emotional issues, nonetheless deal with fundamental American values.
For a thoughtful exploration of this issue, see Andrew Altman, "The Democratic Legitimacy of Bias Crime Laws: Public Reason and the Political Process," Law and Philosophy 20 (2001): 141-73.
of the bias crime differentiates a bias crime from a parallel crime
30) Unfortunately, the Piscitelli letter does not mention how the incidence of bias crime compares to other criminal activity in the city.
For example, as mandated by the Hate Crime Statistics Act, the Federal Bureau of Investigation began to collect bias crime data as part of the Uniform Crime Report in 1990.
The disagreement about bias crime is due in large part to the fact that existing justifications for bias crime legislation proceed from the premise that the rationale supporting bias crime legislation must be found either in the greater gravity of the wrongdoing involved in such crimes or in the perpetrator's greater degree of culpability.
In the criminological tradition (Leonard, 1982; Mann, 1993), theories of bias crime fail to meaningfully incorporate race and gender.
Goldenberg was appointed by the Attorney General of New Jersey as Chief of the State Office of Bias Crime and Community Relations, the first office of its kind in the nation.
The three men charged with a hate bias crime - having targeted Campbell because of his disabilities - might never have been convicted had it not been for Campbell's grand jury testimony.
CAIR's Washington state chapter recently held a news conference in Seattle to call for a bias crime investigation of hate graffiti, including the slurs "sand n**gers," "doon[sic] coons," scrawled on a rental vehicle used by a group of Seattle-area Muslims on a recent vacation trip to Chelan, Wash.
According to the National Center for Hate Crime Prevention, the terror unleashed by hate crimes "may be exacerbated if the community or society in general is slow to respond to a bias crime, denies that the crime had bias motives or diminishes it because of societal stereotyping, prejudice or institutional indifference.
bias crime, classifying an offender, interviewing a victim, relating to a community, and prosecuting an offender.