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The Problems with Hate Crime Legislation - Introduction When the topic of hate and bias crime legislation is brought up two justifications commonly come to mind. In her article entitled “Why Liberals Should Hate ‘Hate Crime Legislation” author Heidi M. Hurd discusses the courts and states views that those who commit hate and bias crimes ought to be more severely punished. She takes into consideration both sides of the argument to determine the validity of each but ultimately ends the article in hopes to have persuaded the reader into understanding and agreeing with her view that laws concerning the punishment of hate and bias laws should not be codified....   [tags: Hate Crime Farce]
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Hate Crime Laws - Imagine you are a family member of a man who was chained up to the back of a pickup truck and drug along a gravel road for two miles until he was dead. Then imagine how you would feel after you found out that this happened just because he was a black man. Things like this sicken me. I believe that the people that are responsible for these horrific crimes should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. That is why I strongly support hate crime laws. Now, before I dive into this very controversial subject, I should probably define what hate crime laws are so you will have a better understanding of what I am talking about....   [tags: Hate Crime Essays]
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The History Behind Hate Crime and the Existing Legislation - The History Behind Hate Crime and the Existing Legislation Many political scientists and researchers to a number of policy arenas in the United States ranging from corporal punishment to the quality of urban life have applied Daniel Elazar’s concept of political cultures. For a vast majority of these policy programs, a considerable correlation has been found to exist between the region examined and its approach to a specific policy. Elazar focused on three primary political cultures: the Moralist political culture (MPC), the Individual political culture (IPC), and the Traditional political culture (TPC)....   [tags: Hate Crime Violence Criminalization Essays]
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The Categorization of Rape as a Hate Crime - The Categorization of Rape as a Hate Crime As rape and hate crimes are separated into different categories, their definitions are almost exactly alike. Rape is the crime of having sexual intercourse with a person against their will usually influenced by violence and the will for domination. Hate crimes are physical crimes against a certain group; fortunately they also are usually influenced by violence and the will for domination. Rape and hate crimes are a huge part of today’s society however they are protected under and placed in different categories, where as they should both be in the same category....   [tags: Sexual Violence]
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Church Arson: Hate Crime or Not? - In 1150, the Fantoft Stave Church, a church made out of thin narrow pieces of wood, was built in the small village of Fortun in Sogn. It “…moved to Fantoft in 1883…” (www.bergen-guide.com) because it was threatened with demolition along with some other churches in Norway. However, “…Fantoft church was damaged by fire in 1992, and it took 6 years to build it up again” (www.fantoftstavkirke.com). Today, it’s still standing in Fantoft where it was originally burned down. The man that was charged with burning down the Fantoft Stave Church was a Norwegian musician named Varg Vikernes....   [tags: Fantoft Stave Church, Arson Crimes, Norway]
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The Origins of Hate Crime - Methodology The literatures used in this research were from the school library researched textbooks, articles, government websites, and California Department of Justice information services; bureau of criminal information and analysis criminal justice statistics center. Interviews from experienced Los Angeles high School teachers and nurses were also held on this topic. Opinions of different ethnic groups were also sampled. Because of the vast nature of hate crime my research and focus will be on the origins of hate crime in human society....   [tags: Racial Relations, New Immigrants] 1116 words
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What is a Hate Crime? - Lets imagine you and your family just moved into a new neighborhood. Supposedly, its a safe neighborhood and the neighbors are all nice. But, a few weeks after you move in, one of your neighbors sets your house on fire. Luckily, you and your family get out alive, but all your possessions are ruined. You would probably be sad, upset, and/or really mad. But what if you later found out the reason your neighbor burned your house down was because they are bias against you and your family. Maybe because you’re black, or hispanic, or maybe its because of your religion, maybe you’re Muslim....   [tags: religion, race, bias] 727 words
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Hate Crime upon the Homeless - ... Being put into the primary role of being homeless put a big stigma upon people in society. Today’s culture associates homelessness along with being worthless, lazy, unmotivated, trashy and overall as being worthless to society. Regardless of a person’s circumstances these labels are going to be applied, regardless if your own bad decisions put you out or if you lost your source of income and don’t have strong family ties to support you in a rough time. It’s tough to avoid this label, but if we can provide more programs and ways for the homeless to get on their feet somewhat or off the streets at night we could reduce the stigmas and the opportunities for these hate crimes to happen....   [tags: violence, worthlessness] 1536 words
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Race, Ethnicity, and Hate Crimes - 1. Define the following terms in one to two sentences each. Ethnocentrism, hate crime, stereotype. Ethnocentrism can be defined as an individual’s belief that the ethnic group or cultural they identify with is superior to all others. “The ethnocentric person judges other groups and other cultures by the standards of his or her own group” (Schaefer 34). A hate crime is a crime, usually involving violence or intimidation committed against others based partially or entirely on race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation or membership in another social group....   [tags: ethnocentrism, hate crime, stereotype]
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Hate Crime - Hate Crime                                          Violence motivated by a bias against victims’ characteristics which include race, religion, ethnic background, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation, represents a serious threat to all communities. Experts estimate that a bias-related crime is committed every 14 minutes. Criminal justice officials and state policy makers need to realize that it is key to make or adjust hate crime legislation. This has been a heated debate for centuries....   [tags: Violence Racism Hate Crimes Essays] 1499 words
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Hate Crime Legislation - Nobody should be attacked for who they are and by having hate crime legislation minorities can be protected. Currently there are forty-nine states that have hate crime laws because they want to protect the rights of minorities. Ninety-five percent of the American states object to hate crimes and show that America takes hates crimes seriously. America does this by addition time to hate crime perpetrator’s sentences because the perpetrator picked their victim because of their physical traits. Picking a victim based on their physical goes against all of the values that America was founded on....   [tags: minorities, prevention, attacks]
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Hate Crime Laws - On June 7, 1998, 49-year-old James Byrd Jr. of Texas accepted a ride from three white men, who then beat him severely, urinated on him, chained him by his ankles to the back of their pick-up truck, dragged him for three miles into the countryside, and dumped his corpse in front of an African-American cemetery (Graczyk). A little over a year later, a jury sentenced ring leader John King to death by lethal injection (“Man Executed for Dragging Death of James Byrd”). While this particular case may give the appearance that perpetrators of hate crimes receive appropriate punishment, almost a decade later, one particular case demonstrates the inequity in the application of hate crime punishments:...   [tags: U.S. Law]
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Hate Crime Victimization - The word victim can be used to refer to a number of people who are affected by negative actions of others which are not related to any personal responsibility of their own. “An examination of U.S. history will reveal that a significant proportion of murders, assaults, and acts of vandalism and desecration were fueled by bigotry” (Karmen, 2013, p. 350). Hate crime victimization is a very prevalent and serious issue that exists amongst our society today that is often used to demonstrate a form of hate towards a particular group of people; primarily minority groups....   [tags: minority group, sexual orientation]
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Hate Crime in the United States of America - Hate Crime in the United States of America THESIS: In this research paper, information will be given on hate crime in the United States of America. It’s best to know about these types of crimes before it’s too late because it’s rarely reported or spoken about but does occur on regular bases. Hate crime didn't come about until the early 1980's. It's sad how these types of crimes still occur so many years later; there are innocent people who are attacked simply because of their race, religion or sexual orientation....   [tags: race, attacks, sexual orientation] 1682 words
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The Holocaust: The Biggest Hate Crime in the World - ... In the concentration camps Nazi conducted medical experiments, physical labor work and Jews were starved to death. The experiments camps were also known as death camps, they were built to kill large groups of people. Jews were deported to the camps from all over Europe, including German-controlled territory as well as those countries allied with Germany. The Nazis killed became close to erase all Jews from Europe; approximately two-thirds of all Jews living in Europe. Also, an estimated 1.1 million children were murdered as well....   [tags: nazi, hitler] 1402 words
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Hate Crime: The Case of Matthew Shepard - ... "McKinney asked ‘Can you read my license plate?’ Matthew Shepard said, ‘Yes I can read your license’ and read it. " This further enraged McKinney who struck him three more times over the head as hard as he could, knocking him unconscious. ‘He read it back to me and I hit him again’, McKinney said in his taped confession to the police.” (Robert, 2014) McKinney and Henderson tied Shepard to a fence, robbed him, beat him some more and then left him to die. He was found by a bicyclist on October 7th 1998 and ran to the nearest house to call the police....   [tags: The Laramie Project, equality, differences] 1528 words
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We Need Hate Crime Legislation - Hate crime is one of the biggest issues many people face today. Whether or not they should be legislated against has been highly debated and continues to be a hot topic. This essay will explain the ideas and opinions of several authors including Charley Reese, Michael Lieberman, Helen Dodge, Gregory S. Parks, Shayne E. Jones and Samuel Francis. It will also elaborate on the topic of why hate crimes should be legislated against, with supporting information. The phrase “hate crime” is generally referred to as a criminal act against a person, a group, or property because of one’s race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation (Civil Rights- Hate Crimes- Overview)....   [tags: racism, prejudice]
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Westboro Baptist Church: A Deviant Hate Crime Group? - Deviant behavior is anything that a person does that is out of the norm. Robbing banks, stealing cars, and assaulting individuals are easily considered deviant behavior, but can people be deviant while still being within their legal rights and without breaking any laws. One congregation that does not break any laws, but is considered to be out-of-line, is the Westboro Baptist Church. The Westboro Baptist Church has been called offensive and their actions are frowned upon by many. Is the Westboro Baptist Church actually a deviant group in disguise....   [tags: Hate Speech, Deviant Behavior]
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Profile of a Hate Crime Offender - Profile of a Hate Crime Offender Sterilized from emotion, hate crime, also called bias crime, is those offenses motivated in part or singularly by personal prejudice against other because of a diversity-race, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity/national origin, or disability. Hate crimes are committed out of anger, ignorance, and lack of knowledge of another’s ideas and beliefs. There are many causes for an individual to commit a hate crime. Also, many different profiles fit the description of a hate crime offender....   [tags: Papers]
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Hate Crime Laws: Are They Constitutional? - Are hate crime penalty enforcement laws constitutional. “That’s Gay.” If you are around teenagers today, that is a phrase you will most likely hear very often. It is not necessarily meant as a homophobic or hate-filled remark, and most of the time it is referring to an object, an idea, or a conversation; things that obviously have no sexual orientation. But now, according to a bill passed by the senate, it could almost be considered a hate crime. Many people support the widening of hate crime laws, assuming that with stricter penalties, the crimes will lessen....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Hate Crime Protection for Gays and Lesbians - ... Several neighborhoods have businesses that market heavily to the LGBT. The statistics show that eighty five percent of cases on violence and harassment were because of homophobic language and assaults on those people. The city of Atlanta has been ranked the 32nd in the percentage of same-sex unmarried households. If you narrow it down to cities with overall populations greater than 100,000, Atlanta ranked sixth in the percentage of same-sex unmarried households. A 2008 study showed that 390 gay, lesbian bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Victorians found that out of one in seven were living in homophobia fear of violence happening to them....   [tags: discrimination, sexual preference, homophobia]
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Hate Crimes Against Gays - "Homosexuality is assuredly no advantage, but it is nothing to be ashamed of, no vice, no degradation, it cannot be classified as an illness". Many highly respectable individuals of ancient and modern times have been homosexuals, several of the greatest me among them (Plato, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, etc.). It is a great injustice to persecute homosexuality as a crime, and cruelty too."(Isay, 3) Long ago it was declared by the republic of this nation that all men are created equal. By this statement, our founding fathers agreed upon the fact that no matter your race, religion, sexual orientation, sex or disability, as a citizen of the United States of America one has the same rights...   [tags: Gay Hate Crime]
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Hate Crime - On October tenth of 2004, eleven Christians were arrested for street witnessing on a public sidewalk during a “gay pride” event. Charges were dropped against six of them, but four adults and one juvenile faced serious charges under Philadelphia's hate crime laws. These five people were charged with criminal conspiracy, “ethnic intimidation”, reckless endangerment, and inciting a riot. Each person, if convicted, faced 47 years in prison and a $90,000 fine. The state of Pennsylvania recently added “ethnic intimidation” to its hate crime law on December 5, 2002....   [tags: essays research papers] 387 words
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Hate Crime Laws - Hate Crime Laws Since the United States of America and long with the whole world is filled with diversity there will always be conflicts about believes and feelings towards each other. Many people have their believes and keep them to themselves. Then there are the type of people that feel they have to put their believes into actions and hurt others or destroy things to get their point across. These believes that hurt and destroy others things and lives are called hate crimes. Hate crimes are becoming more and more common everyday....   [tags: essays research papers] 645 words
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We Must Put and End to Hate Crimes - One dark, muggy spring night in the heart of Texas, a black man was drug behind a pickup truck for five miles. He didn't survive the attack against him by two white, high school dropouts. Police believe the only motive was the fact that the man was black. He was different from them and the accepted norm. A black man in what they perceived as a country belonging to white men. These two men took it upon themselves to invade this man's personal space, going as far as killing him. It seems he did nothing to provoke them, and he was singled out only because he was black....   [tags: Hate Crime Essays] 592 words
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Causes and Effects of Hate Crimes - Blacks were introduced to the North America during the 17th and 18th centuries through the triangular trade route, and were welcomed by chains, ropes, and all the horrors of slavery. Slavery was legalized by the US government and continued for a few hundred years, taking a civil war and sixteen presidents before it was forbidden. Even today, there is still much hatred between blacks and whites despite desegregation and integration; some would argue that the condition of African Americans in the United States is still one of a subservient nature....   [tags: Hate Crime Criminal Prejudice Essays]
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Hate Crimes and The Mitchell v. Wisconsin Decision - Hate Crimes and The Mitchell v. Wisconsin Decision The American Heritage Dictionary defines hate as intense dislike or animosity. However, defining hate as the basis for a crime is not as easy without possibly jeopardizing constitutional rights in the process. Hate crime laws generally add enhanced punishments to existing statues. A hate crime law seeks to treat a crime, if it can be demonstrated that the offense was a hate crime differently from the way it would be treated under ordinary criminal law....   [tags: Hate Crime Criminal History Justice Essays]
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Gay Rights Movement - One day in May 1988, Rebecca Wight and Claudia Brenner were backpacking on the Appalachian Trail in south central Pennsylvania. Claudia was thirty-one, and Rebecca was twenty-eight. Along the trail, they encountered a stranger who tried to involve them in conversation. Suddenly, the quiet of the afternoon was shattered by gunfire. Claudia was hit in the arm, neck, and face. Rebecca struck in the back and head; the shot in her back exploded her liver and killed her. The stranger, Stephen Roy Carr, shot them because they were lesbians (Oliver 8)....   [tags: Hate Crime, Equal Opportunities]
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Similarities between the Ku Klux Klan and the Nazi Party - Since the beginning of time, history has seen countless amounts of prejudices and years filled with hatred- some happenings of which were not recorded, and others of which were too atrocious to leave out of the pages of time. Because history has been recorded as accurate as possible, evidence proves that history repeats itself. The Ku Klux Klan of the 19th century and the infamous Nazi Party in Germany of the early 1900s are an example of the repetition of growing prejudices throughout history. Although the main targets of each group differed, both were unjust to the minority in their country and used extreme actions to achieve what they believed was just; their beliefs and rituals were impo...   [tags: Minorities, prejudice, racism, hate crime] 1212 words
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Ku Klux Klan Affecting American Society - The inequality seen in American history has impacted all American citizens in different ways. Through the years, the people living in America have seen the different measures variety of racist groups do to make certain people stay at the bottom of the hierarchy in American society. One group that targets African Americans is the Ku Klux Klan. They are better known as the KKK, who wear hooded white outfit covering their faces shielding their identities. They committed hate crimes that led to the injuries and deaths of countless people....   [tags: KKK, african americans, racism, hate crime]
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The Fight Against Hate - In the summer of 1998, James Byrd Jr. was chained to the back of a pickup truck and dragged for two miles along a dirt road by a group of people who were prejudice against his race. Four months later, two young men beat Matthew Shepard with a pistol and left him tied to a fence all night in near freezing weather because he was gay. These two attacks sent outrage throughout the country and inspired tougher punishments against hate crimes. (A hate crime is any crime that is committed due to a bias towards a particular group of people.) Currently, forty states and the District of Columbia have passed hate crime laws....   [tags: Crime Laws, Discrimination, Sexual Orientation]
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The Terrible Consequences of Teaching Hate - ... It is hate that acts like a rust on our minds. Hate can slowly cause the natural process of love peace, and affections of others to oxidation. It is hate that can transform the natural order of the living conditions causing an in and out battle within the fabric of society.Hate has caused wars and can create rumors of wars; it has the children against children and adult against adult; it is hate that lets teachers the ability to bully their students and student’s to bully one-another. Hate is usually confused with pride , while the real and positive pride, is “the consciousness of one’s own dignity,” (Webster’s Dictionary, 2012), having a approval for someone’s achievements and persona...   [tags: hate crimes, victims of hate] 1162 words
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Hate Crimes - "...Until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream." These powerful words were uttered by Martin Luther King in the midst of the racial unrest in the 1960's. During this time period many people of the black race were affected with discrimination of all sorts. Now- a -days, crimes once driven solely by hatred for one's race now stem from opposition to one's religion, gender, disability, or sexual orientation. These crimes known as "hate crimes" can be prevented. Solving this problem is not impossible, but something that can unite us as a country....   [tags: Crime] 938 words
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Religion and Hate Crimes - In 2008, the Uniform Crime Reporting program of the U.S. Department of Justice — Federal Bureau of Investigation reported that “13,690 law enforcement agencies submitted hate crime data to the UCR Program. Of these agencies, 2,145 reported 7,783 hate crime incidents involving 9,168 offenses and of the 7,780 single-bias incidents reported in 2008, 19.5 percent were motivated by religious bias” (1). The statistics of 2008 are alarming to look at because the numbers of hate crimes committed in that year are exceedingly high....   [tags: Hate Crimes]
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Hate Crimes: The Case of James Byrd Jr - ... Byrd’s severed head, neck and right arm were found nearly a mile away from the cemetery. Police reports indicate that that there was a trail of blood, body parts and personal effects that stretched for more than two miles and that Brewer spray-painted Mr. Byrd’s face with black paint before he was killed. October 7, 1998, 21-year-old Matthew Wayne Shepard was murdered in what is likely the most infamous anti-gay hate crimes in American History. Two men, Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson, abducted Matt and drove him to a remote area east of Laramie, Wyoming....   [tags: activist movements, changes, crime laws] 538 words
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Religion and Hate Crimes - In 2007, according to the Federal Bureau Investigation of the Nation’s law enforcement agencies “there were 9,535 victims of hate crimes; of these victims17.1 percent were victimized because of a bias against a religious belief which totaled to be 1,628 victims of an anti-religious hate crime” (1). Almost ten thousand people were victims of hate crimes alone in 2007. That is something to be alarmed about because part of living in the U.S.A as minority is to have freedom to do and be anything you want and yet we find that you really don’t have that freedom because you get attacked for practicing that freedom....   [tags: Hate Crimes]
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The Epidemic of Hate Crimes in America - Within the last 10 years, hate crimes based upon sexual orientation have increased by 30% percent, around 1300 crimes per year, with many more incidents around the United States unreported. Hate crime must be defined by Federal statute and the government afforded the power to enforce sanctions against violators to insure the safety of the American public. Hate crime and hate speech thrive within our country, and can go unnoticed due to insufficient coverage from the media and lack of public interest....   [tags: hate-motivated violence]
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Variation in the Punishment of Hate Crimes - Variation in the Punishment of Hate Crimes Love Thy Neighbor. We have all been taught, if not have heard these same words. There are two opposite words in the dictionary with two opposite meanings. Love is defined as to have a deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection and solicitude toward a person, and on the other side Hate is told as to feel hostility or animosity toward a person or thing. With this, hate crimes can be murder or assault, or racially or religiously motivated. In the following cases you will see that hate crimes take many different forms and there exists a wide variation among states in the specifics of their laws....   [tags: Law Legal Crime Research Papers]
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Hate Crimes Against Gays -     In October of 1998, America finally became aware of how deadly discrimination can be. In Laramie, Wyoming, 21-year old college student Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten by two men and tied to a fence, left for dead. Matthew's murderers set out only to rob him, but ended up beating him so severely that he never regained consciousness before he died. Why did this happen in the first place. Simply because Matthew was gay. Matthew's death became a national symbol of violence against homosexuals, prompting prayer vigils and calls for state and federally supported hate crime laws....   [tags: Gay Hate Crimes]
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Hate Crimes Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Individuals - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals people make up more than ten percent of the population; that means if you are sitting in a classroom of thirty, then more than three of those people are LGBT individuals. However, this overwhelmingly large minority group continues to be one of the least protected by the government as well as most heavily targeted by discrimination and hate crimes. Regardless of the powerful shift in public opinion concerning LGBT individuals during the last twenty years, the laws concerning hate crimes have remained invariable....   [tags: LGBT Hate Crimes] 1191 words
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How the Media Uses an Ideal Victim in Portrayals of Crime - In recent years, the subject of crime has become an increasingly important theme of political, academic, and public debate. In particular, the media today is more focused on victims than it has ever been before. Through media representations of the ‘ideal victim’, this essay will subsequently show how the media are able to construct and re-affirm pre-existing traditional ideologies within the public realm. In effect, this assignment will critically assess the concept of an ‘ideal victim’ and show how the media have used this when describing crime....   [tags: Crime and the Media]
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The Issue of LGBT Hate Crimes - Hate Crimes: crimes motivated by a victim’s actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or religion(Federal officials, 2011). Hate crimes have been around for centuries. A hate crime is considered any malicious crime that is derived from hatred towards a certain group of people. African Americans are still victim to hate crimes, even after the Civil Rights movement. James Byrd Jr. suffered a prime example of a gruesome hate crime in 1998, because of his African American descent....   [tags: sexual orientation, disability, gender identity]
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Hate Crimes Should Be Abolished - ... Most hate crimes occur because of ignorance, confusion and fear of the unknown and the refusal to accept difference. Due to this refusal, violent reactions occur. Under the right circumstances, a simple argument can lead a person to commit a hate crime. Any individual that commits a hate crime may have different reasons than another person who commits the same crime, but more than likely they share the same feelings and most don't even know that's why they are committing the crime. Other reasons may include an individual’s need to be able to look down on others in order to compensate for their own low self-esteem or the fact that they have been brutalized themselves (though not by their...   [tags: ignorance, confusion, refusal to differences] 730 words
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The Feelings Behind Hate Crimes - In August 1955, a fourteen-year-old African American boy named Emmett Till took a trip to visit relatives near Money, Mississippi. He had dealt with segregation in his hometown of Chicago, but his experiences could not even begin to compare with the extreme hate crimes that occur in Mississippi. While showing some local boys a picture of his white girlfriend back home, one of them said, "Hey, there's a [white] girl in that store there. I bet you won't go in there and talk to her." Emmett went into the store and bought some candy....   [tags: Racial Relations, Ku Klux Klan, Emmett Till] 2020 words
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What are Hate Crimes? - ... Once these events finally became noticed, laws were made to prevent future hate crimes. The first law established for hate crimes was Title 18 USC Section 245 in 1968. It states “the government must prove both that the crime occurred because of a victim’s membership in a designated group and because the victim was engaged in certain specified federally-protected activities.” This law opened up minds that something can be done to stop hate crimes. As a result, more and more laws were created then we finally get to the present day....   [tags: Motives, Groups, Violence]
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Sexual Orientation: Stop the Hate - Something that is wrong with society is the fact that it is over-judgemental of things that are outside of the norm. From the moment humans are able to establish differences between one thing and another, choices are made on what is considered better or what makes more sense to the developing mind. Such as, gay marriage is highly accepted by the younger generations rather than the older generations. This at one point in time created a stigma of sorts that alienated these specific individuals and for a time caused a plethora of teenage suicides....   [tags: gay marriage, LGBT, homosexuality, suicide]
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Hate Crimes in Canada - According to Petrosino (2003: 10) hate crimes can be defined as "..the victimisation of minorities due to their racial or ethnic identity by members of the majority. " (p. 4) Hate crimes are also known as bias-motivated crimes because the crimes are motivated by a bias towards a person or persons including but not limited to those of a different gender, ethnic background, religion, or sexual orientation. Hate crimes are quite serious and have severe and long lasting-effects for the targeted victims....   [tags: Racial Relations, Minority Victimization] 776 words
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Discrimination and Hate Crimes - From what I have identified on hate crimes in my research, the top two motivations for hate crimes are based on race and sexual orientation, “In 2010’s FBI report, of the 7,690 reported incidents, 48. 4 percent of the crimes were racially motivated attacks, with sexual orientation bias coming in second at 19.1 percent.” (DL Chandler,2010) Two of the best examples of these crimes are the James Byrd and Mathew Shepard cases in 1998. These crimes prompted the enactment of the Hate Crimes Prevention Act that was signed by President Barack Obama in 2009....   [tags: social issues, sexual orientation]
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