211. Hate Crimes


There has been much concern recently about the rise in the number of hate crimes.

This Sociology Factsheet will look at what hate crimes are and will explore reasons for the increase in this type of crime. The Factsheet includes Exam Hints to help you to use your knowledge to gain maximum marks, while the Activities give you the opportunity to apply what you have learned and will help you develop your skills in this area.

Words in bold are explained in the glossary and a reference list is included at the end of the Factsheet.

The examiner will expect you to be able to:
Demonstrate your understanding of what hate crimes are.
Demonstrate your understanding of the different strands of hate crimes.
Demonstrate an understanding of how hate crimes are measured.
Critically evaluate the methods of measuring hate crime.
Incorporate hate crimes into an answer on crime.

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Publication Date

September 2019


ISSN: 1351-5136

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