Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on Effects of Hate Crimes on Individuals and the Community. It needs to be at least 2250 words.
A very unique form of crime that poses challenges not only to the victims and their communities but also to law enforcers is the class of crime referred to as hate crimes. These are crimes that are largely informed by hate for other people on the accounts of their perceived or actual racial inclinations, ethnicities, religious affiliations or even sexual orientation. Hate crimes disproportionate implications on communities and the entire society owing to their nature. For instance, as much as one may be hurt as a result of hate crime, they may not sometimes be in the position of defending themselves before the eyes of the law especially where physical violence is not meted.
It is thus very important to understand the nature of hate crimes, impacts on victims and their communities as well as the challenges that our society may face while addressing the vice. The knowledge of hate crimes is crucial as it will inform future strategies for effective prevention and prosecution of hate crimes (Wagner, 2014).Hate crime can be directed at individuals, their friends, families or properties and may take very different forms. This type of crime takes different forms all of which are intended at intimidating, embarrassing and annoying victims.
Perpetrators may attack their victims physically or verbally for reasons which vary depending on the situation and cause pain. In some cases, hate crime can be targeted at victims’ properties and this may take the forms of vandalism and graffiti. A very common form and one that is growing fast are cyberbullying. This occurs on the internet where perpetrators post annoying and stereotypic messages aimed at harming their victims both psychologically and emotionally. Hate crime sometimes also occurs in form of abusive text messages and hateful emails that are targeted to inflicting psychological harm on victims.
Other manifestations of hate crime include signs and gestures that are offensive as well as threaten behaviours.