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Racial disparities in hate crime reporting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20565008     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study examines the influence of the victim's race in reporting hate crimes to the police. Data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) concentrated incident-level files (1992-2005) were used to (a) analyze how the victim's race influences the likelihood of reporting and (b) explore differences between reporting racial hate crimes and non-racial hate crimes. Controlling for other demographic and incident characteristics, the results indicate that minority victimizations are less likely to be reported for both racial and nonracial hate crimes; however, the magnitude of this effect was greater for racial hate crimes. Failure to report to the police has serious consequences for the victim and the criminal justice system. Implications and suggestions for further research are discussed.
Heather Zaykowski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Violence and victims     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0886-6708     ISO Abbreviation:  Violence Vict     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-22     Completed Date:  2010-08-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8916436     Medline TA:  Violence Vict     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  378-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice, University of Delaware, Newark 19716, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Crime / legislation & jurisprudence*,  statistics & numerical data
Crime Victims / statistics & numerical data*
Interpersonal Relations
Law Enforcement
Middle Aged
Police / legislation & jurisprudence
Race Relations / legislation & jurisprudence*
Social Perception
Social Problems / legislation & jurisprudence
United States / epidemiology
Young Adult

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