bias crime


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bias crime

n.
A hate crime.
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The current EU framework decision on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law should be revised to include bias crime and incitement to hatred on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, MEPs say.
Owens later released a statement saying she felt threatened by the Hawkins family and that the attack could be a bias crime.
A state case study analyzes New Jersey's legislative history, drawing on newspaper articles as well as interviews with county prosecutors, bias crime investigators, representatives of special interest groups, and a lawmaker.
A week after my first trip to Laramie in 1998, I found myself in an alley in Baltimore at a vigil for a young transgendered woman killed in a bias crime.
Yet were that all there is to the story, Ritcheson's testimony would not make the case for a federal bias crime law: the two perpetrators of his assault were convicted of aggravated sexual assault and sentenced to life and ninety years in jail, respectively.
Training focuses on proper terminology, gay culture, dynamics of same-gender relationships and domestic violence, hate and bias crime investigations, and HIV transmission prevention education.
Lawrence links this claim with the further contention that the seriousness of hate crime is tied to the disproportionately severe harms that it inflicts: "IT]he culpability associated with bias crimes makes these crimes more severe than parallel crimes" for "bias crime offenders are more likely to cause harm.
Their concern is that hate or bias crime is a new category that not only mobilizes new prejudice and the emotions associated with it but "exacerbate[s] rather than ameliorate[s] social schisms and conflicts.
hate and bias crime legislation as an answer to the tragically brutal
Turner immediately filed a complaint with the police, who charged Wong with a bias crime.
A hate crime, also known as a bias crime, is a criminal offense committed against a person, property, or society that is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender's bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity/ national origin.
Several academic authorities on hate crimes in America identified three types of bias crime offenders: the thrill seeker, the reactive offender, and the hard-core offender.