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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:

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

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    About Hate Crimes

    What is a hate crime? A hate crime are those crimes that are perceived to have been committed with the victim being targeted due to his social, ethnic, religious, political affiliation, gender, class, disability, age and social identity. Legally, this means that the crime has been motivated by bias - injury, murder, assault or violence spurred on by what the perpetrators perceive as differences (i.e. the Lynching of Blacks in the early 20th and in the 19th century all fall under hate crimes). It also involves incidents like bullying harassment, verbal assault, insults, graffiti, hate-mail and physical assault. In the US, there are criminal laws targeting hate crime. They include the following: 1964 Federal Civil Rights Law where anyone who ""willingly injures, intimidates or interferes with another person, or attempts to do so, by force because of the other person's race, color, religion or national origin" can be persecuted under said law; the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 which allows for the increase of penalties for crimes committed due to hate dependent upon the gravity or context of the ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution provides insight, information and advise to help the student deal with the task (see above) of researching and discussing hate crimes including sample offender profile, victims/target, causes and effects and actions that can be taken to minimize hate crimes. References are listed.