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Physiology and Hate Crimes

Hate Crimes can be physiologically devastating on many levels. Hate Crime victims are at risk for many types of distress. These distresses can include depression, stress and anger (Herek, 2012). These in turn can be associated with other health problems such as severe headaches, gastrointestinal problems, and insomnia (Elmore, 2003). These symptoms can be further compounded over time if hate crimes persist. Typically these crimes go on for long periods of time, because many people refuse to report them. The victim may feel helpless to report the crime, and bystanders may fear retribution if they get involved. Hate crime ...

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This 391 word solution discusses the Physiological effects hate crimes have on individuals. There are 4 references that tie all of the material together. The discussion shows that Physiological effects of hate crimes are just as real as the psychological effects.

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In many cities throughout the United States, the prevalence of hate crimes has increased. You have been asked to provide your insight into this and recommend ways to decrease the occurrence of these types of crimes.

Research the topic of hate crimes and address the following:

1. Create a profile of the typical individual who commits hate crimes.
2. Who are some targets and/or victims of hate crimes?
3. What are some of the causes and effects of these crimes?
4. What actions can be taken to minimize the occurrence of hate crimes?

First of all it is ridiculous to claim that the prevalence of hate crimes has increased. With just a little study of world history one encounters such people as Vlad Dracula, known as Vlad the Impaler for his practice of impaling victims on a wooden pole. The pole would be inserted in their rectum pushed through their body close to the front of their ribcage so their vital organs would not be damaged and out through their jaw. In many cases they would live for up to two days impaled and elevated about five to ten feet off the ground. The Roman Empire slaughtered tens of thousands of Christians over a period of two to three hundred years. Pogroms against Jews have been carried out over most of recorded history. Witch hunts that targeted women were prevalent for over a thousand years before, during and after the Middle Ages. The American Army undertook a campaign of exploitation, relocation and extermination against the Native Americans during the early to mid 1800's. Large scale slaughter, forced marches and intentional infection with disease were all employed. Nazi Germany in the mid 1900's undertook the grand project of exterminating the Jews on a scale unheard of before. The Khmer Rouge in Cambodia exterminated over one million citizens considered dangerous to the Communist regime of Pol Pot.

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