Do you qualify to be a hate crime victim?



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). doi: