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Defining characteristics and politicising victims: a legal perspective

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dc.contributor.author Schweppe, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-02T07:15:08Z
dc.date.available 2013-08-02T07:15:08Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Schweppe, J. (2012). Defining Characteristics and Politicising Victims: A Legal Perspective. Journal of Hate Studies, 10(1), 173-198. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3269
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Legislatures worldwide experience the same problem in drafting or amending hate crimes statutes: How is it possible to discriminate between victim groups, and which groups are worthy of legislative protection? This article explores some of the experiences of legislatures, highlighting the political inconsistencies which go on to shape the legal system. It focusses on the experience of a number of common law jurisdictions, and seeks to establish a normative platform from which hate crimes statutes can be based, drawing on the legislative experiences of the United States. This platform draws on two other areas of law, particularly the criminal defence of provocation and equality legislation, and shows that the determination of victim groups for hate crimes legislation need not be the politically charged, discriminatory, and exclusionary process that it is today. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Hate Studies en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Hate Studies;10(1)
dc.subject hate crimes en_US
dc.subject victims en_US
dc.subject legislation en_US
dc.subject legal approaches en_US
dc.subject equality en_US
dc.title Defining characteristics and politicising victims: a legal perspective en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1409515


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