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NCJ Number: 136058 Find in a Library
Title: Bias Crime: The Law Enforcement Response
Editor(s): N Taylor
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 157
Sponsoring Agency: University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL 60607-2919
Publication Number: ISBN 0-942511-40-9
Sale Source: University of Illinois at Chicago
Office of International Criminal Justice
1033 West Van Buren Street, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60607-2919
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These 14 papers examine hate crimes and bias-related violence with respect to their nature, the legal issues involved, and efforts to address them.
Abstract: Individual articles discuss State and local legislation related to hate or bias crime and the Federal laws that require criminal justice agencies to collect data on these crimes. Additional papers examine the reasons underlying the 1986 prediction by a panel of experts that major civil disturbances will occur in 1999, describe the law enforcement response to bias-motivated crimes, and present the results of a 1984 survey of police agencies regarding police policies and training on the subject. Further essays discuss the investigation of hate crimes related to religion, the efforts of the State's Attorney's Office of Cook County (Illinois), the belief systems of right-wing extremist who commit hate crimes, and community involvement and interagency cooperation in the prevention of hate crimes. Other papers focus on racially-motivated crimes, the collection and analysis of data on hate crimes, violence against homosexuals, and State policies. Chapter reference lists and author biographies
Main Term(s): Bias related violence; Hate Crimes
Index Term(s): Police crime-prevention; Police policies and procedures
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