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Hate Crimes

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

Hate crimes refers to crimes motivated by an offender's dislike of a victim's belonging to a “socially undesirable” group. Many scholars, politicians, and law enforcement officials have argued, however, that using the term hate crimes ...

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