Hate crime laws in the United States

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  • Symbolic Interaction Theory Of Hate Crime

    A hate crime is an offense, usually violent, motivated by the prejudice of one specific status a single individual holds, i.e., sexual orientation, religion, gender, ethnicity, ect. These crimes are driven simply because of the hatred one person feels towards another. An individual is targeted because of something about themselves a single person or group of people do not approve of. Hate crimes are the highest priority of the FBI’s Civil Rights program and each year an estimated 1,200 crimes are reported, however, the number is most likely higher due to underreported cases. In 2012, an astonishing 5,796 were committed. Laws regarding these crimes vary among states. 15 states and the District of Columbia have hate crime laws that include crimes…

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  • Hate Crime Definition

    is not a single definition of Hate Crime. The FBI keeps track of hate crimes which are committed by the reports of the incidents they receive from local law enforcements agencies. Hate crimes are defined as a criminal act that are motivated wholly or partly by criminals because of race, religion, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation. Hate crimes are committed against people, against property and against society. Each state has its own legislation, which allows each state to define…

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  • Hate Crime Interview

    handle hate crimes. Before becoming a professor, he was a police officer for the LAPD. Professor Hooper first informed me that officers who investigate any crimes that appear to motivated by hate are required to flag the reports by putting the letter “H”, and circling it, at the top of the report. Having the “H” at the top indicates to the detectives that this case may involve a hate crime. One very important thing to remember is that hate crimes are just considered penalty enhancements, meaning…

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  • Selection From Losing Matt Shepard Analysis

    It is the role of governments or other institutions to ensure that others are protected and not subject to hate or other possible forms of violence. Institutions and governments must be responsible for ensuring safety to all individuals, no matter how different their identity may be. When Matt Shepard was killed, his friends placed some of the blame on “the Wyoming legislature’s failure to pass a hate crimes bill”, Matt’s friend, Walt Boulden, also claimed that he knew “someone would have to…

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  • Hate Crimes: A Theoretical Analysis

    Hate crimes form one of the greatest threats to the prosperity of society. It thrives off bigotry, aimed at individuals or groups because of their identities.These identities can be: race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation and disability. As illustrated by statistical figures, many sources assess the major increase in these crimes. As hate crimes are condemned as amoral and unethical, the controversy relates to the definition, legislation, and prosecution…

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  • Hate Crime Political Analysis

    Jr. Hate crimes prevention act. The act added sexual orientation and gender identity in protected categories only in the federal defined hate crimes, it allows the Justice Department to aid and investigation and prosecuting the hate crimes if local authorities request assistance or if they are unable or unwilling to properly investigate and prosecute, and remove certain situations for establishing a hate crime in federal law. Human Rights, civil rights, and in law enforcement agencies, and…

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  • Essay On Felons To Vote

    “Eight states -- Alabama, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nevada, Virginia and Wyoming -- permanently bar ex-felons from voting without exception. Maryland and Arizona permanently disenfranchise those convicted of a second felony, and Tennessee and Washington state permanently bar from voting felons convicted before 1986 and 1984…” (Dowdy). B. There are states constantly looking over their laws to get them changed. III. Evidence A. They served their time. B. They did not lose all their…

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  • How The War On Drugs Creates Violence By Danielle Allen Summary

    political thought. She uses a verity of sound sources and argumentative skills to call for the decriminalization of drug use to a public health issue in order to cease the many problems caused by the War on Drugs. Her premises argue that the War on Drugs spends a tremendous amount of tax money and impacts many issues that plague society such as murder, police violence and lower than possible education rates. She begins her passage by introducing her conclusion with euphuisms in a premise…

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  • Essay On Gun Regulations

    with our purpose,” said John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States of America. This great president was shot and killed by a gun, and to be more specific, a 6.5mm Carcano rifle that was easily obtained and that changed the course of history in America forever. The U.S. needs more gun regulations. If only year 1963 had gun regulations like it does now, a tragedy such as the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, in Dallas, Texas, could have been prevented. However, due to…

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  • How To Kill Clowns In America

    America is the land of the free and the home of the brave. Be as that may, the United States encounters struggles. Ever since the Great Recession, America has been slowly improving the economy and developing in many areas as a nation. However, there are still many faults in this land of opportunity. Tune into any news station, and there will be stories of everything from deaths to debates. Part of being a resident here in the United States means facing problems including, but not limited to,…

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