Factors Of Hate Crime

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Why is so important to report these crime? When victims of hate or bias crime don’t report it, they only give more to the offenders. Bennett, Levin & Mcdevitt (2002), conduct a research studies that focus on offenders and the motivations of hate crime. Researchers hypothesis was that offenders want to send a message to these minority group as a way of fear and inferiority and let victims know that there are not welcome in their community. Bennett, Levin and Mcdevitt describe hate crime offenders in four different typology: thrill, defensive, retaliatory and mission. In the thrill typology, offenders usually act in groups. Defensive typology, offenders attacks because they feel tret for territory and political power. The retaliatory typology …show more content…
Base on Iganski (2001), psychologies found out that victim of hate crime were afraid to said that was a hate crime and lied on the police report. It is hard to said that was because I’m Hispanic or Black that I get hit that he or she hit me because they wanted my property. The hypothesis of these researches was that negative thinking if law punish is one if the result of hate crime. The researcher 's found out that that victims believes that because they are minority, they don 't have the same or less right that others. The psychological result of victims is one of the biggest issue in hate crime. Another issue, is the illegal status in the country. People that are illegal in this country usually don’t report any crime because they are afraid of deportation and the police is going to ask for paper when they report a …show more content…
These are a big issues because in most of the cases, victims only report bias crime if the victims had bad injuries. There are evidences that show psychological injuries such as fear and inferiority are the biggest issue in hate crime. Two of the big causes of hate crime is immigration laws and diversity in communities. Offenders use hate crime as a way of sending a message of fear and inferiority and let the victims know that there are not welcome in their communities. In my findings for these issue is that victims of hate crime don’t report theses crime because fear and their background story with the criminal justice systems in their born countries. Immigrants are more likely to be victims of these crime because offender believes that their are taking their opportunities. One of the theory that try to understand hate crime is social structure and anomie theory. In social structure and anomie theory, Robert Merton believes that deviant behavior is due because the conditions in the social structure. Merton argued that deviant behavior is a result from a disequilibrium borne out of the gap between culturally prescribed goals and means and opportunities of attaining these

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