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Hate Crimes Statistics Act

  • By: Nickie Phillips
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

The Hate Crimes Statistics Act (HCSA) became law in 1990 in response to a number of high-profile bias-motivated crimes that occurred during the 1980s. These crimes became the basis of claims by a variety of interest groups that such actions had ...

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