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NCJ Number: 136069 Find in a Library
Title: Bias Crimes: State Policy Considerations (From Bias Crime: The Law Enforcement Response, P 127-134, 1991, Nancy Taylor, ed. -- See NCJ-136058)
Author(s): J D Coldren
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL 60607-2919
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: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: State governments should respond to bias-related crime in the same way that they respond to any other crime problem and should therefore provide leadership, coordination, and technical support for the local agencies and institutions that are in the best position to address this complex problem.
Abstract: The five major areas in which State government can provide needed assistance are leadership, data collection, and analysis, training and technical support, public awareness and prevention, and coordination. In taking action in each area, State must ensure that the government's response does not discriminate against one group or another by denying them basic protections and services that are provided to other groups. They must also recognize the complexity of the problem and the difficulty of solving it quickly and easily.
Main Term(s): Hate Crimes
Index Term(s): Intergovernmental relations; State government
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