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Tremendous disagreement and confusion regarding hate crime laws and the groups protected by them persist. We investigated perceptions of what constitutes a hate crime and whether these standards are applied consistently. Participants read and responded to brief scenarios describing offenses committed by majority or minority group members against others (majority or minority group members). Although support for the exploratory hypotheses was not found, interesting patterns emerged with respect to gender differences.
Melissa A Berry
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Pedersen, Maya Victoria, "Hate Crime Laws: What Are They and Who Do They Protect?" (2015). Stander Symposium Posters. 608.
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