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  1. Hate Crimes & Discrimination Fernanda Martinez

  2. Hatecrimesreferto “unlawful, violentdestructive, orthreateningconduct in whichtheperpetratorismotviatedbyprejudicetowardthevictim’sputative social group. What are hate crimes?

  3. Males are suspected of hate crimes more often than females • Middle aged suspects are more common in relation to xenophobic and religion based hate crimes Who commits hate crimes?

  4. Xenophobic hate crimes: racism or the unreasoned fear of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange. • homophobic hate crimes: the perpetrators commit this crime because of their dislike of the sexual minorities. Types of hate crimes

  5. The different kinds of realtions among victims of hate crimes and the perpetrators are: • Related • Superficially aquainted • Unknown • Missing data Perpetrator and victim relationship

  6. In young adolescents with homosexual orientations, perceive more suicidal ideantation. • These young adults are more common to commit suicide because of their neighborhood’s hate crime history. • The Federal Bureau of Investigation demonstrated that 17.4% of the 88,463 of hate crimes between the years 1995 and 2008 targeted sexual minorities. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender hate crimes.

  7. In cyberspace, e-mails, chats, forums, billboards, web sites, blogs are all used to publish or distribute hateful messages either to individuals or to groups. • some cybercrimes use computers to assist traditional offending, with the opportunity, for their authors, to widen the crime spectrum by going global. Cyberspace Hate crimes

  8. Brent Martin died in 2007 following a vicious assault by three young men, complete strangers to their victim, who used him for ‘sport’, betting 5 dollars that he could be knocked out with one punch • Raymond Atherton thought his killers were his friends until in 2006 they beat him, poured bleach on him and threw him into the river Mersey from where his body was later recovered Examples of hate crimes

  9. Speak Up • Mencap encourages people who have experienced hate crimes to report them via its campaign web page or their helpline. • Find out more: • Hate Crime: The Cross-Government Action Plan www.homeoffice.gov.uk/documents/hate-crime-action-plan/ Take Action