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Hate crimes

Victim Impact: Listen and Learn (Hate Crime)

December 2008

The video in this series (NCJ 223072) features the first-person account of Jee Young who shares her experience as victim of hate crime and the ripple effect that victimization can have on family members and the community at large. A companion online only training curriculum is also available and includes a two part facilitator manual and a participant workbook.

Hate Crimes

Hatred fueled by prejudice and bias has motivated criminal acts throughout history and hate crimes continue to challenge the safety and well-being of people in the United States.

A hate crime is defined as a criminal offense committed against a person, property, or society that is motivated, in whole, or in part, by the offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity.