hate crimes

Crimes committed out of racial, religious, or sexual prejudice , which target minority groups, and which often violate anti-discrimination laws. Such crimes are usually crimes of violence motivated against (for example) women, Jews, Blacks, or gays (see, Hate Crimes, 1992). During the 1980s legislation was developed around the idea of hate crimes.

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