What is hate crime?

Hate Crime

In crime and law, hate crimes (also known as bias-motivated crimes) occur when a perpetrator targets a victim because of his or her perceived membership in a certain social group. Examples of such groups include but are not limited to: racial group, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or gender identity.

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Cultural Depictions Of Matthew Shepard
... Shepard murder, investigation and resulting interest the case brought to hate crime issues ... The incident was a major news story and this case brought national attention to hate crime legislation at the state and federal levels ... Arthur Henderson and Aaron James McKinney, were convicted of the crime and imprisoned ...
Support and Opposition To Hate Crime Laws - Opposition To Hate Crime Laws
... Paul Bias-Motivated Crime Ordinance amounted to viewpoint-based discrimination is in conflict with rights of free speech, because it selectively criminalized bias-motivated ... The claim is that hate-crime legislation effectively makes certain ideas or beliefs, including religious ones, illegal, in other words, thought crimes ... In their book Hate Crimes Criminal Law and Identity Politics, James B ...
LGBT Rights In Nevada - Hate Crime Statutes
... Nevada law provides additional penalties for the commission of crime because of certain actual or perceived characteristics of victim ... In 2001, Nevada amended its hate crime laws to included sexual orientation, without addressing gender identity or expression. 180 to add "gender identity or expression" to Nevada's hate crime laws ...
Matthew Shepard And James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act - Origin
... All the convictions were obtained without the assistance of hate crimes laws, since none was applicable at the time ... hate crime legislation at both the state and federal levels ... Wyoming hate crime laws at the time did not recognize homosexuals as a suspect class, whereas Texas had no hate crimes law at all ...
Stereotypes Of White People
... Blood libel Compulsory sterilization Cultural genocide Disability hate crime Economic Eliminationism Employment Ethnic cleansing Ethnic joke Ethnocide Forced conversion Freak show ...

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