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Do you qualify to be a hate crime victim?

Author: Maya Flax (University of West London)

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Consideration to hate crime can be traced to the beginning of the 1980s. Hate crime, as a criminal category, originated as a result of the collective suffering of minority groups who were subjected to discrimination, harassment and violence from majority communities (Gerstenfeld, 2013). A hate crime is defined as any criminal offence which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice based on that person’s actual or perceived race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity (College of Policing, 2014).

Keywords: recognition, victim, hate crime

How to Cite:

Flax, M., (2018) “Do you qualify to be a hate crime victim?”, New Vistas 3(2), p.24-27. doi: https://doi.org//uwl.52

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Published on
30 Jan 2018
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