Written by Kylie Barton
Hate Crime is a broad term that covers a number of things. In this article we will give a broad overview of what it is, as well as what you can do.
A hate crime, is a crime that is targeted at a person because of the offender’s personal prejudices. These can include prejudices against people with a physical or mental disability, people of a certain race or religion, people of a different sexuality, age, or general subculture.
Such hate crimes are usually born out of a lack of information or misguided fears, and so the more we talk about these different areas the better. Moreover, the more it is reported, the better. Hate Crime is still a little known offence, and it is often something added to another offence such as harassment, assault, threats of violence, robbery, or online abuse and thusly increased the seriousness of the offence in the eyes of the law. Hate crimes can be committed against a person or a property. [Read more…]