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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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The Crime Of Hate Crime

- What is meant by the term “hate crime”. Discuss with reference to at least one type of hate crime, paying particular attention to the social and cultural context in which some identities become targets. Introduction (300 words) Every year the British Crime Survey estimates there are 260,000 incidents of hate crime (Hall, 2013). The Crown Prosecution Service perceives hate crime as encompassing physical and verbal abuse including, physical assault, damage to property, offensive graffiti and arson, threat of attack, verbal insults and harassment (Newburn, 2013)....   [tags: Sociology, Identity, Hate crime, Abuse]

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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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Hate Crime And Hate Crimes

- Many of the crimes that are committed are not simply a robbery of wealth but are committed against someone or a group of individuals that are different from their attacker. They are not robbing them of their wealth but of their peace of mind. These types of acts are deemed as hate crimes. Hate crimes have plagued many minorities and religious groups for many decades and although they are not nationally noted often when they are given exposure it can rip a community apart or shake the community to their core exposing their values and view of humanity....   [tags: Crime, Police, Assault, Crimes]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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The Crime Of Hate Crimes

- The night was dark Donavan comes out of the bar running into the alley, and there are three people running after him. Donavan is on the ground crying, and the people are yelling “fag” and “queer” as they are kicking and beating Donavan. Law enforcement has report in 2011 over 1500 hate crimes, which was based on sexual orientation bias (The Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2014). Unfortunately, hate crimes are becoming more common occurrence in today day an age. It is vital to understand hate crimes are criminal acts carried out against someone because of his or her race, religion, sexual orientation (The Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2014)....   [tags: Crime, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Assault]

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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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Hate Crimes : The Act Of Assault

- ... One crucial effect of hate crimes can be emotional damage. Although many people can handle situations differently, people tend to share common feelings. With this in mind, Emotional damage can be linked with depression and stress. Many victims can be put through a lot of stress in their life. With all the bullying the offender does, the victim can undergo many self-esteem issues. This issue can occur more in teens, however, can still be an issue with many adults. Because of these self-esteem issues, the victim can have a difficult time socializing or hanging in populous groups....   [tags: Abuse, Bullying, Victim, Hate crime]

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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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Should Hate Speech Be Banned?

- The First Amendment is known as the most protected civil liberty that protects our right to freedom of speech. There has been much controversy regarding hate speech and laws that prohibit it. These problems have risen from generation to generation and have been protested whether freedom of speech is guaranteed. According to our text book, By the People, hate speech is defined as “hostile statements based on someone’s personal characteristics, such as race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.” Hate speech is a topic of issue for many people and their right’s, so the question is often proposed whether hate speech should be banned by government....   [tags: Ku Klux Klan, Hate crime, Hate speech]

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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 Crimes And Its Effect On Religion

- ... Basically, these people and societies use religion to control others through open coercion, they use religion as an explanation and justification of war on other religions. When people do not comply with the expected religion, it causes these societies to view themselves at war with people who do not conform to the established religion. Societies and people that commit hate crimes believe they are restoring the rightful religion to the rest of the world and are willing to destroy regimes that tolerate religious corruption and expel all nonbelievers....   [tags: Religion, Culture, Christianity, 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]

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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 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]

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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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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]

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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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Racism Is The Top Social Problem Around The World

- ... Some extreme people even go as far as attacking these people whom own this flag. As an example on August 1st, 2015 a man was chased into a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina haunted house that Saturday night after he punched a man who stole the Confederate flag off his truck. Even thou the driver stood up against the man it turned bad really quickly. The man 's friends showed up chased the driver across the street into a haunted house. The house 's actors tried to break up the fight and the men ended up fighting the actors instead....   [tags: Race, White people, Black people, Hate crime]

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William Shakespeare 's ' The Lover '

- ... It seems wonderful and magical. Sexual attraction is the physical expression of that relationship. However, this falling in love is not permanent, since it is based on the meeting of strangers. Once you stop being strange with this person, the feeling of falling for them, and its feeling of excitement, will stop too. The miracle seems to be over. Standing in love vary from falling in love, because standing in love is premised on the fact that the lovers are not strangers to each other anymore....   [tags: Love, Emotion, Hatred, Hate crime]

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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]

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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]

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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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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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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]

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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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Domestic Violence And Hate Crimes

- Kenya Faust LE Class #43 Criminal Investigations Domestic Violence and Hate Crimes 5/27/2016 There is no criminal charge of domestic violence in Florida; however, it is a modifier to other criminal charges. According to s. 741.28, F.S., domestic violence is “any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member.” People related by blood or marriage, people who have a child in common, spouses or former spouses are all examples of family or household members....   [tags: Assault, Crime, Violence, Criminology]

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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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Street Crime Is Not A Crime

- Street crime is any type of crime that occurs outside on the street. It can be robbery, theft, harassment, criminal damage or assault and can happen to anyone. Young people may be especially at risk because they are out and about a lot and may also be involved in gangs. These crimes can happen anywhere that children and young people go - at school, at home, in parks, at clubs and leisure centers. The perpetrator may know the victim they may not. Wherever it happens, or whoever does it, it is still a crime....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Illegal drug trade, Criminology]

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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]

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Crime Rates, Trends, And Variations

- Introduction Every day we tend to here that crime rate is up, or that it seem like crime is taking over America, but is that really true. What do we really know about the crime rate. Do we even understand how the FBI receive their information in regards to the UCR. And what do we understand about violent crime rates, trends, and variations. We will discuss these issues to gain a better understanding about the UCR system. FBI UCR for Georgia When I checked my state, which is GA and compared what I have been told by some of my associates from the Augusta Georgia Richmond Country Sheriff department it was what I expected, which was that crime rates where going down....   [tags: Crime, Violent crime, Crime in the United States]

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A Commentary On The Crime And Punishment

- ... French sociologist Emile Durkheim introduced the idea of collective consciousness. This is when people of the same society share collective values and beliefs. People have a certain way of thinking and form rules and regulations in order to produce social order. This is achieved through the introduction of institutions that control anarchy and regulate the rights of people. Expanding from this, Emile Durkheim came up with the idea of collective effervescence. This is when social cohesion is formed between people for example in funerals which brings people together....   [tags: Sociology, Crime, Émile Durkheim, Criminology]

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A Commentary On Crime And Punishment

- In this Essay I will form a commentary regarding crime and punishment in contemporary society. The aspects that will make up this essay will include crime and punishment, Modernisation theory and the growth of cities, the old penal regime, the modern age and the works of influential scholars including the likes of Emil Durkheim and Robert Merton. To begin with, Crime is a social construction that can differ over time. It is shaped by the social context of the time and acts can only be criminalised once society has deemed it harmful....   [tags: Sociology, Crime, Émile Durkheim, Criminology]

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Crimes And Crimes Of Crime

- Crime is any form of behavior or an act that is punishable by law. Usually, crime is defined by criminal law, which prohibits any behavior that is harmful to the society. For instance, if one engages in a certain behavior that is harmful to the society, one may be proved guilty of a crime and hauled up in a criminal court. Crimes can be categorized into different categories according to the type of crime one has committed (Elias, 2010). These include personal crimes, inchoate crimes, property crimes, and statutory crimes....   [tags: Psychology, Crime, Sociology, Human behavior]

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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 Crime Of Violent Crime

- ... Consequently, investigations indicate that 15% of people in this era died violently. The civilizing process, being second decline, occurred in the Late Middle Ages and the 20th century with documentation mostly in Europe. Pinker (2011) spoke of historical records indicating European countries saw 10-to-50 fold decline in the rates of homicides. Historians attribute the decline to the consolidation of quarrelling territories into large kingdoms with a centralized power and an organization of trade....   [tags: Crime, Violence, Violent crime, Domestic violence]

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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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The Issue Of Hate Crimes

- ... This concerns me because people have their entire lives ahead of them and they choose to ruin their lives because they submit to other people’s judgements. The purpose of this essay is to understand hate crime behavior. The focal question of my paper is; why do certain individuals commit hate crime acts toward homosexuals. There are many different ways people enforce hate crime and I will show people how each one can affect a person. Statistics will show how many people commit suicide from hate crimes and the types of people who experience hate crimes....   [tags: Sexual orientation, Homosexuality]

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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]

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Freedom Of Speech And Hate Speech

- There is often a lot of confusion when it comes to the First Amendment and what can or cannot be said. A lot of people think because the First Amendment protects against prosecution from the government for freedom of speech that they, can say or post online whatever they want. Freedom of speech may give people the right to say anything they want, but not always without consequences. The First Amendment does not fully protect people from being prosecuted for using or directing hate speech at a certain group or person, depending if they’re using “fighting words”....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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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]

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Cyber Crime : A New Type Of Crime

- Crime is a common word that we hear in this era of globalization. Crimes refer to any violation of law or the commission of an act forbidden by law. A nation with high index of crime cases cannot grow or develop well. This is because crime is the direct opposite of development. It can contribute to the negative impact in term of social and economic development. Cyber crime is a new type of crime that occurs in this age of Science and Technology. There are multiple definitions for cyber crime. I will only give the most generic one, which will cover all the aspects....   [tags: Identity theft, Theft, Crime, Fraud]

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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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Hate Crimes

- Hate crimes are not a new concept for society, because hate crimes have always been around. While the study of hate crimes and the laws that have been passed because of hate crimes is relatively new, hate crimes have always been around. Hate crimes were committed as far back as the 1800’s and even back to The Civil War. Hate crimes are prevalent in society today just like they were in the past; because whether the crimes are aimed towards Muslims, the gay community, or any other minority group; they are fueled by something that every person has come into contact with- prejudice....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Negative Impact of Hate Crimes in Canada

- Google (2014) states, “a hate crime is a crime that is motivated by racial, sexual, or other prejudice, typically one involving violence.” Hate crimes in Canada have negatively impacted our society in political, social, economic and cultural forums. In Canada we have to freedom to hate, the primary question that is raised is to what extent. Hate crimes do harm individuals and groups, and there should be a limit. As when an individual infringes upon ones safety his or her rights can be provoked. Hate crime victimization is a broad concept within hate crimes, it sheds light on occurrences and prejudice certain groups and individuals face, due to there background and identity (Chakraborti, 2012...   [tags: violence, prejudice, stereotype]

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Extra Penalties for Hate Crimes are Justified

- Any crime motivated by a bias against a person or group based on their ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, religion or another characteristic is a hate crime. These crimes can either be committed against the people themselves or their property. When someone commits a hate crime they are targeting a group of people not just one individual. That’s why hate crimes have extra punishment. The punishment for hate crimes are very insignificant considering the deviant who committed a hate crime targeted an entire group of people....   [tags: lasting effects on victims]

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An Excuse for Hate

- An Excuse for Hate There are many people in this world today who feel that prejudice is a regular part of life that must be dealt with along with getting up for work, and taking out the garbage. However, what people do not realize is that prejudice is on the rise in our society, and has been for centuries. There are numerous reasons that people choose to have prejudices against others. Many people don’t want to rock the boat, so they just look the other way, and pretend that nothing is going on....   [tags: essays papers]

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Factors Increasing the Rate of Hate Crimes

- Previous studies into the cause of hate crime offending have for the most part been cross-sectional in nature, emphasizing ecological factors associated with higher rates of offending. Lyons’ (2007) study into Chicago neighbourhoods along with Green et al.’s (1998) investigation into communities in New York argued persuasively that demographic change in an area, usually an influx of immigrants or an ethnic minority, is a crucial explanatory factor when investigating why certain regions experience more hate crimes than others....   [tags: minority, retaliation, violence]

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Hate Crimes And Its Effects On The Society

- ... They believe being gay is not okay and gays should be eliminated from the society. In Russia, people believe being homosexual is a crime. In 2011, Moscow council gave LGBT community a permit to march in March, however, during the march police came and broke out the rally and harassed the activists. Moscow police have also arrested a number of gay rights activists, including the openly gay US soldier Dan Choi as homophobic violence broke out during the banned Moscow Pride march near to the Kremlin....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Sexual orientation, Gay]

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Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

- In Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, the theme of duality and the conflict between personal desires and morals is present throughout much of the novel. There are dual conflicts: one external between a disillusioned individual and his world, and the other internal between an isolated soul and his inner thoughts. It is the internal conflict in the main character, Raskolnikov, that is the focused on for much of the novel. The first of Rodya’s two sides is his intellectual side. This side of rodya is inhumane, and exhibiting extreme self-will and power....   [tags: Crime and Punishment Essays]

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How is Poverty Related to Crime?

- How is Poor Related to Crime. According to Nelson, poverty’s outcome on crime explanation has multiple reasoning’s, here are a few. One out of three families is not only considered to be living in a poverty status class, they are living below it. Racism plays a large role when it comes to crime being affiliated with poor. For instance, when racism plays a part with minorities it can influence the wage you will receive, and the type of job you will be allowed to have. To my understanding white privilege can also have a part in crime being related to being poor....   [tags: status, class, crime,]

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Crime and Social Inequality

- Crime and criminalization are dependent on social inequality Social inequality there are four major forms of inequality, class gender race and age, all of which influence crime. In looking at social classes and relationship to crime, studies have shown that citizens of the lower class are more likely to commit crimes of property and violence than upper-class citizens: who generally commit political and economic crimes. In 2007 the National Crime Victimization Survey showed that families with an income of $15000 or less had a greater chance of being victimized; recalling that lower classes commit a majority of those crimes....   [tags: Social Inequality, Gender, Crime]

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Hate Crimes: A Trend That Never Goes Out of Style

- Hate crimes usually occur when a person is targeted because of their skin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender, or gender identity. “Hate crimes” generally refers to a criminal act that is motivated by hate by one or more conditions involving physical assault, damage to property, bullying, harassment, verbal abuse or insults, and offensive graffiti or letters. Concern about hate crimes has increased among policymakers in the recent years, but this type of crime is not new it has happened in the past multiple times....   [tags: racism, prejudice, racial profiling]

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The Many Forms of Hate Crimes

- The Many Forms of Hate Crimes The issue of hate crimes has greatly affected the way in which people interact. A hate crime is defined as any act of violence or verbal slashing of a person based upon race, religious belief, or one's sexuality. There are several other grounds for determining a hate crime depending upon guidelines in written laws. Hate crimes are said to have originally derived from the unjust treatment of Jewish cultures during the Holocaust in World War II. Slavery of African Americans in the early to mid 1900s has also been deemed a cause of hate crimes....   [tags: Papers]

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Hate Groups in the United States

- Hate Groups in the United States Right now, there are many active hate groups in the United States such as the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazi, Skinheads, Christian identity, Black Separatists, etc. These hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan, which is one of America’s oldest and more feared, use violence and move above the law to promote their different causes. Another example is a group called Christian Identity, who describes a religion that is fundamentally racist and anti-Semitic; and other are the Black Separatist groups, who are organizations whose ideologies include tenets of racially based hatred....   [tags: Gangs Racism Group Teenagers Essays]

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Hate Crimes Must Be Punished

- Hate crimes are like messages to members of a certain group that they are unwelcome in a particular neighborhood, community, school, or workplace. Hate crimes are criminal offenses, usually involving violence, intimidation or vandalism, in which the victim is targeted because of race, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, sex or political affiliation. Hate crimes can occur at home, at school, at places of worship, at work, on the street - virtually anywhere. A hate crime has many victims as it not only victimizes the immediate victim, but also impacts the larger community by creating fear and insecurity among all members of the group that the victim represents....   [tags: Papers]

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Hate Speech And Its Effects On Today 's Society

- Hate speech is a difficult nuance of today’s society, being that it has many nuances of its’ own. The term “hate speech” has an extremely “grey area” adjacent to it because of the fact that it is so ambiguous; it is not easily definable. There are many factors contributing to the definitive understanding of hate speech: what exactly does it entail, who is affected, how does it differ from hateful speech, and what does the First Amendment have to say about it. Regardless of how nebulous it may be, there is without a doubt a need for understanding as there are numerous cases of hate speech inflicting hurt on those affected....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Hate Crimes in America

- Hate Crimes in America Hate crime is not a new phenomenon. Hate crimes have been prevalent in society for as far back as one can document it. In the United States alone, racial and religious biases have persisted for centuries. Even from the time that the first settlers landed in America, hate crimes have existed. The westward-moving English settlers were perpetrators of hate crime against the Native Americans. The Know Nothing Party in the 1850s held extreme anti-Catholic sentiments. Some whites, later in history, took part in bloody dealings and lynching of African Americans....   [tags: Papers Racism Prejudice Violence USA Essays]

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Hate Crimes: A Boys Life an Essay by Joan Wypilewski

- In October of 1998, Aaron Kreifels, a young man, resident of Laramie, Wyoming discovered Matthew Shepard's limp body bound to a fence. From a distance Kreifels mistook Shepard's slender frame for a “scarecrow”, and was horrified to find otherwise (Kaufman). Matthew Shepard, a twenty-one year old University of Wyoming student, had been beaten until he was no longer recognizable, and while still technically alive he was rushed into urgent care. He died, after slipping into a coma, six days later (Kaufman)....   [tags: homosexuals, bigotry, media hypocracy]

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Hate Crimes and Fundamental Freedoms

- Ignorance, pride, hatred and a disregard for the wellbeing of others in society. These are the seeds allowing the roots of activities promoting racial discrimination to sprout. Out of that, comes the growth of a fearful social epidemic, in which uneducated persons put their destructive thoughts and viewpoints into action. These criminal activities have been dubbed “Hate Crimes” and have plagues society as far back as one can remember. Hate Crimes, in varying degrees, can consist of something as minute as a derogatory comment, to something as serious as an act of murder....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hate Speech on the Internet

- Hate Speech on the Internet I. Hate Speech on the Internet Generally, hate speech receives constitutional protection and is not prosecuted that is why there are relatively few court cases addressing this issue on the Internet. For this reason, sites containing speech discriminating people because of their race or sexual inclinations are available on the Internet. These include the "Ku Klux Klan," "Nazis," "White Socialist Party," "Skinheads" or "Aryan Nation," for example, which speech is not directed to any person in particular, thus not punishable....   [tags: Papers]

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The Laws Protecting Child Abusers From Hate Crimes

- Juan Salcedo Student ID: 0379460 Ethnics Persuasive Essay 11/15/2015 Could you imagine how children must feel when they are abused by someone that is supposed to love and protect them, and nothing is done to help them. For this reason, it is important to realize there are legislative laws protecting child abusers from hate crimes, and excuses certain people from mandated reporting abuse. In fact, almost five children die every day as a result of abuse. Also, money is spent to convict and imprison child abusers which could be put towards programs that help people to recognize and prevent abuse....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, Physical abuse]

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Existence of Crime

- Goals of this paper are to discuss the conflict model and the consensus paradigm and explain the relation they have to crime. An in depth description of hate crimes that falls under the violent crime typology will be given and references to a few high profile cases that relate to this focused crime will be assessed. A consensus interpretation in regards to the strain theory will be elaborated upon, and then an interpretation based on the conflict paradigm will be offered. Definition Consensus view is one way a criminologist studies crime in a society....   [tags: Group Conflict Theory, Racial Tension]

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Hate Crimes

- Hate Crimes I. What are Hate Crimes A. Definitions for Hate Crimes B. Counting Hate Crimes 1. White Power 2. Black Power II. Examples of Hate Crimes A. Hate Crime penalties III. Reasons for Hate Crimes Even though Hate Crimes have been around in the past, and have been most certainly been more violent in the past. Hate Crimes are most certainly still a problem in today's society, but it is not dealt with the same violent manner as previously performed in the past. There are still violent acts done out of hate, but the battle has been a lot more words....   [tags: essays research papers]

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