2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

CJBA 358 Hate Incidents and Crimes

3 hours

The course explores the history of hate crimes including the adverse experiences of minorities reflecting the country’s struggle accepting its cultural, racial, religious and ethnic diversity. The course focuses on the challenge for equality by examining the uniqueness of hate vs. ordinary crimes.  Hate crime or, more appropriately labeled, bias crime – is a specific sub-type of criminal behavior perpetrated against victims because they are members of a group or groups which the offender exhibits criminal prejudice towards.  Course topics include the conceptualization of hate crime, measurement issues, observed patterns and trends, policy and legislation debates, typology of offenders, victims and police reporting, organized hate groups, and the uniqueness of bias compared to non-bias crime injuries.




ENG 201, CJBA 220, CJBA 340