Hate crimes (racial/religious/gender/sexual orientation)
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Data collected on hate crimes includes motivation for the crimes, types of crimes, police response, use of weapons and characteristic of offenders.
Data on hate crimes from the National Incident-Based Reporting Program, including offenses committed, motivation, presence and use of weapons, and characteristics of victims and offenders.
Describes two types of crime (violent crime and property crime) and provides data on the rates and levels of various crimes, such as violent victimization by strangers and hate crimes.
FBI Civil Rights Program combats hate crime by investigating crimes, including cold cases; assisting and training state and local law enforcement; and conducting public outreach.
Sexual Orientation Bias Crimes: Examination of Reporting, Perception of Police Bias, and Differential Police Response
Questioning Bias: Validating A Bias Crime Victim Assessment Tool In California And New Jersey, Summary Overview
NIJ is seeking research and evaluation related to hate crime perpetration and victimization. The purpose of this solicitation is to support research and evaluation to: 1) understand the motivations and pathways to hate crime offending; 2) determine whether programs targeted at hate crime offenders are effective at reducing reoffending; 3) determine whether programs that work with victims of hate crimes and their communities are effective at reducing the harms caused by hate crimes; and 4) provide information that will improve investigative and prosecutorial outcomes.
Longitudinal Examination of Victimization Experiences of Latinos (LEVEL): Extending the Bias Victimization Study
Hate Crimes in Miami-Dade County: Improving Awareness, Service Delivery, Reporting, Investigation, and Prosecution
NIJ is seeking research and evaluation related to bias crime perpetration and victimization. For this solicitation, NIJ is interested in research that 1) explores the characteristics and motivations of offenders, including pathways to bias-motivated criminal behavior; and 2) evaluates interventions with victims of bias crimes or individuals who commit hate crimes. Other proposals that address gaps in our ability to identify, assess, and understand the behavior of bias crime offenders or experiences of bias crime victims will be considered.
Effective Methods To Assess Exposure To Violence And Victimization Among American Indian And Alaska Native Youth: Phases 3 and 4
NIJ is seeking proposals for research and evaluation relating to bias crime (a.k.a. hate crime) victimization. As compared with analogous crimes, bias crime is associated with more negative outcomes for victims and communities.