Hate Crime Analysis

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Hate Crime Analysis According to "The United States Department of Justice" (2014), “Hate crime is the violence of intolerance and bigotry, intended to hurt and intimidate someone because of their race, ethnicity, national origin, religious, sexual orientation, or disability” (para. 3). This hate crime analysis will provide a brief description as to what specific factors serve as a basis for victimization. Specific case examples and restorative justice models will be assessed. Benefits and challenges of the use of restorative justice will be discussed, and contemporary research instruments to measure the victimization of gays and lesbians will be the focus. Lastly, the identification of the criminological theory that explains the victimization of the chosen group.
Over the years, dominant groups, and communities with similar cultures and beliefs have asserted their prejudices on other groups believing differently. Many times these assertions or acts of power similarly resemble the power-control and gender-based theories. Groups that assert power or control over individuals by intimidation or violence can be known labeled as hate groups. The last few decades have brought about a voice for civil rights, a fight for women’s rights, and a surge of protests for gay and lesbian rights. These protests further fuel a loathing and hostility by these hate groups.
Victimization Factors The victimization of gays, lesbians, and bisexuals are the focus of this analysis. Sexual orientation is a primary focus when it comes to hate crimes against gays and lesbians. However, religion or lack thereof is a secondary factor as well. "Lesbians, gays and bisexuals, or LGBs, have received significantly more threats than straights, and significantly more physical assault” (Tenenbaum, 2012, p. 1). Studies show youth who are lesbian, bisexual, or gay are more likely to fall…...

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