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NCJ Number: 218120 Find in a Library
Title: It Is Not Paranoia If People Really Are Out To Get You: The Nature and the Extent of Hate Crime Victimization in Idaho
Journal: Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice  Volume:4  Issue:1/2  Dated:2006  Pages:65-91
Author(s): Mary K. Stohr; Salvador P. Vazquez; Shandell Kleppinger
Date Published: 2006
Page Count: 27
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Based on telephone surveys of Idaho residents in 2000 and 2001 in order to measure rates of crime and victimization in the State, this study compared respondents' perceptions of being victims of hate crime compared to their perceptions of their victimization from other types of crime.
Abstract: The data indicate that a significant number of Idaho residents have either experienced hate crime or are concerned about their vulnerability and risk for such victimization. Members of racial and ethnic minorities were almost three times more likely to feel vulnerable to a hate crime as Whites in Idaho. Idaho has a predominately White population and has an Aryan Nation compound within its borders that produces racist propaganda. The authors note that although the survey questions that yielded data for this study provide a starting point for research on hate crimes, much more must be done before there is a fully developed instrument that can be used as a template for a thorough investigation of the incidence of hate crime at the State level. The surveys involved a randomly selected sample of 4,000 and 4,250 households in 2000 and 2001, respectively. Interviewers used the computer-assisted telephone-interviewing program to collect data. 7 tables and 75 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Hate Crimes; Idaho; Racial discrimination; Victimization risk
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