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NCJ Number: 127968 Find in a Library
Title: Hate Violence in the United States
Journal: FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin  Volume:60  Issue:1  Dated:(January 1991)  Pages:14-17
Author(s): F I Clarke
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 4
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Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes the FBI's activities and responsibilities in investigating crimes that stem from racial/ethnic hatred ("hate-violence" crimes).
Abstract: Currently, the FBI is the lead Federal agency responsible for investigating hate-violence incidents. Such cases receive top priority in the FBI's Civil Rights Program. Responsibilities include prevention efforts as well as swift action when incidents occur. The FBI has two distinct investigative programs designed to combat hate violence. The Domestic Counter-terrorism Program focuses on the unlawful use of force or violence by terrorist groups for political or social ends. Targeted organizations include hate groups such as The Order, Aryan Nations, the White Patriots Party, and the Skinheads. Such groups target blacks, Orientals, Mexicans, Jews, and other racial and ethnic groups. The FBI can legally investigate violent groups to determine their structure, scope, and membership. Such intelligence information may help prevent violence by these groups. In contrast to the Domestic Counter-terrorism Program, which focuses on organizations, the Civil Rights Program addresses hate violence committed by individuals or small, unorganized groups. This is accomplished by responding to the thousands of criminal civil rights complaints received each year. Case studies of FBI operations under the two aforementioned programs are presented.
Main Term(s): Racially motivated violence
Index Term(s): Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Investigative techniques
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