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Hate Crimes

A Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Hate Crimes.

Background Information

According to the Collins Dictionary of Law, a hate crime is defined as "a crime, especially of violence, in which the victim is targeted because of their race, religion, sexuality, or other discriminatory factor." Use the following sources to learn more about hate crimes and the political, legal, social, and religious issues surrounding it.