Taking action on hate crime

Callanan, Charlie
July 2010
Learning Disability Practice;Jul2010, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p17
Academic Journal
The article stresses the need to take action against hate crime in people with disabilities. Hate crime experiences by these people include name-calling, verbal abuse, physical assault, bullying and harassment. Several of the hate crimes highlighted by the media also has the common theme of befriending role, also known as mate crime. Proposed measures to address these problems include the development of a guidance on identifying crimes that are motivated by hostility, reporting of hate crimes, elimination of disablism and government awareness campaign. INSETS: Case study: Keith;The law and hate crime.


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