Review of Recent Innovations in Hate Crime Prevention

Jenifer Lee, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

n recent years, the interest in hate crimes has moved from being a scholarly issue to being an issue now discussed by mainstream America. Hate crimes have sparked debates on issues ranging from the number of offenses that occur to the necessity of hate crime legislation. Some current hate crime prevention programs target youth and college students, as these are the individuals most likely to engage in hate crime activity. This paper reviews current hate crime prevention programs to determine the use of theory and research in their design and implementation.

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Updated 05/20/2006