Essay on Hate Crime Analysis

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Hate Crime Analysis Kim Hull CJA/540 Criminological Theory October 13, 2011 Facilitator David Mailloux CERTIFICATE OF ORIGINALITY I certify that the attached paper is my original work. I am familiar with, and acknowledge my responsibilities which are part of, the University of Phoenix Student Code of Academic Integrity. I affirm that any section of the paper which has been submitted previously is attributed and cited as such, and that this paper has not been submitted by anyone else. I have identified the sources of all information whether quoted verbatim or paraphrased, all images, and all quotations with citations and reference listings. Along with citations and reference listings, I have used quotation marks to identify…show more content…
Police officers in recent years have been ordered to focus on suspicious individuals that may possibly perform acts of terrorism, but how do they know for sure that this individual is a terrorist. Don’t they all resemble each other and we cannot single out an entire race because of their religious beliefs and that fact that some individuals of those same beliefs chose to take a path of violence (Hanson, 2010). What factors do these predators look for when choosing their hate crime victims? There are several different factors such as the individuals race (do they resemble Arabs or Muslims), their clothing (are they wearing religious attire), their head gear (are they wearing a head dress) and even their actions and how they speak to other individuals. Some examples of these hate crimes are murder, beating, arson, attacks on their religious mosques, verbal threats and even vehicle assaults. Hate crime predators don’t think of how they are affecting others lives but in essence are taking their anger out on the individuals that they have linked to such a terrible and tragic event in history (Hanson, 2010). After this event, it only took a matter of days for hate crimes to begin in the United States. In Gary, Indiana, Hasson Awadh owned a convenient store. As he was opening up for the day less than a week after September 11th, a man began shooting at his store with an assault rifle. Fortunately

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