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Hate Crimes
A discussion on the challenges of hate crime legislation.
# 110973 | 2,334 words | 7 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jan 04, 2009 in Law (Constitution) , African-American Studies (Racism) , Criminology (General)

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This paper addresses hate crimes and hate crime legislation and rulings. The paper provides examples of hate crime throughout history, citing the Holocaust. The paper also discusses the severity of hate crimes, considering them more heinous because they are often in response to human conditions for which the barer has no choice or control of. In addition, the paper examines hate crime legislation and its effectiveness. Lastly, the paper discusses the challenges of hate crime legislation, made even more difficult by the constitutional rights to freedom of speech.

Historical Origins of Hate Crimes
Hate Speech, Hate Crimes and the Constitution
Pros and Cons of Hate Crime Legislation

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brooks, T. D. (1994). First Amendment - Penalty Enhancement for Hate Crimes: Content Regulation, Questionable State Interests and Non-Traditional Sentencing. Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 84(4), 703-742.
  • Grattet, R., & Jenness, V. (2001). Examining the Boundaries of Hate Crime Law: Disabilities and the "Dilemma of Difference". Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 91(3), 653.
  • Grattet, S. P. (2000). Judicial Rhetoric, Meaning-Making, and the Institutionalization of Hate Crime Law. Law & Society Review, 34(3), 567-606.
  • Hamm, M. S. (1994). American Skinheads The Criminology and Control of Hate Crime. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.
  • Kelly, R. J. & Maghan, J. (Eds.). (1998). Hate Crime: The Global Politics of Polarization. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press.

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