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Hate Crime Statistics Act

  • By: Terrylynn Pearlman
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

The Hate Crime Statistics Act (HCSA) was the first piece of federal legislation that directly acknowledged hate crime. Enacted by Congress and signed into law by then President George H. W. Bush on April 23, 1990, the HCSA (Public Law 101–275) ...

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