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NCJ Number: 136071 Find in a Library
Title: Gay Crimes and Bias Crimes (From Bias Crime: The Law Enforcement Response, P 143-146, 1991, Nancy Taylor, ed. -- See NCJ-136058)
Author(s): L Martin
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 4
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: The superintendent of the Chicago Police Department recommends that police agencies become aware of trends in bias-related crimes, deploy police personnel in ways to prevent victimization, and act promptly to identify offenders and bring them to justice.
Abstract: Hate groups need to identify someone as the culprit responsible for their misfortunes. Police personnel should recognize that they represent a sanctuary for potential victims and should make it clear that hate crimes will not be tolerated. Chicago has experienced a decrease in bias-related crime in the past 2 years, perhaps because of more effective law enforcement efforts. Its assessment centers try to track neighborhoods that are changing to determine whether a potential exists for any crime. They also communicate to individual families and the community that the department is committed to protecting the civil rights of all citizens. In addition, a cable network provides broadcasts from the police academy. The department's philosophy is that bias-related crime has no place in the United States and that law enforcement personnel must respond firmly and effectively to any incidents.
Main Term(s): Hate Crimes
Index Term(s): Bias related violence; Homosexuality; Illinois; Police crime-prevention; Police policies and procedures
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