Definitions for hate crime
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word hate crime
A crime considered particularly heinous for having been motivated by hate for a race, gender, religion, etc. which can result in harsher punishments by statute.
In both crime and law, hate crimes occur when a perpetrator targets a victim because of his or her perceived membership in a certain social group. Examples of such groups include but are not limited to: racial group, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or gender identity. Hate crime is a category used to describe bias-motivated violence: "assault, injury, and murder on the basis of certain personal characteristics: different appearance, different color, different nationality, different language, different religion." "Hate crime" generally refers to criminal acts that are seen to have been motivated by bias against one or more of the types above, or of their derivatives. Incidents may involve physical assault, damage to property, bullying, harassment, verbal abuse or insults, or offensive graffiti or letters. A hate crime law is a law intended to prevent bias-motivated violence. Hate crime laws are distinct from laws against hate speech in that hate crime laws enhance the penalties associated with conduct that is already criminal under other laws, while hate speech laws criminalize a category of speech.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We believe this is a hate crime; that is how we are investigating it.
This has hate crime written all over it, if they don't listen carefully, I will yell.
Mr. Byrd was found hung in a tree, and because of that we want to ensure it was not in fact a racial hate crime.
This was not merely a mass shooting, not merely a matter of gun violence, this was a racial hate crime and must be confronted as such.
It was a hate crime. I guess he hated blacks, she gave us candy. She helped us on the computer. She would just help us with whatever we needed.
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