bias crime


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bias crime

n.
A hate crime.
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All 19 defendants were indicted "on a charge of conspiracy to commit a crime of violence, with a bias crime enhancement," the office said.
All 19 defendants were indicted on a charge of conspiracy to commit a crime of violence, with a bias crime enhancement," CNN quoted the District of Columbia Attorney's Office statement.
The Unit will consist of investigators from across the state who have been trained as bias crime specialists and it will coordinate with local District Attorneys to provide necessary support during the prosecution of hate crime cases.
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.
Gerald Lewis of the New Jersey State Police said his agency is treating the incident as a bias crime.
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.
With the proper definition in place, the irrelevance-of-motive maxim can be understood as stating a valid principle of criminal law, defied only by the advent of a certain kind of bias crime legislation.
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.