Paper Title

[2.3] ‘They Come to Our Country & Think They’ll Do As They Please’: A Critical Analysis on the Causes of Hate Motivated Crimes

Location

IB 1019

Start Date

January 2020

End Date

January 2020

Disciplines

Community-Based Learning | Criminology | Criminology and Criminal Justice | Race and Ethnicity | Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance | Social Psychology | Sociology of Culture | Sociology of Religion

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Hate crimes have been present in society for many years, however, the reports of hate crimes have immensely increased within the past few years. Though Canada is renowned for its multiculturalism and inclusion, hate crimes have, and continue to persist in this nation as well. Canadians are no different from the world when it comes to committing crimes motivated by prejudice based upon gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, ‘race,’ or any other identifiable factor that could be classified as the individual’s master status. This essay critically analyzes the causes of hate motivated crimes in Canada in order to understand how to prevent them from occurring. It sheds light on the issue of hate crimes as an embodiment of fear and vengeance, explores how the media has played a vital role in promoting hate motivated crimes against visible minorities, and finally offers some final thoughts on the issue, addressing the need for prevention efforts and hate crime laws.

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[2.3] ‘They Come to Our Country & Think They’ll Do As They Please’: A Critical Analysis on the Causes of Hate Motivated Crimes

IB 1019

Hate crimes have been present in society for many years, however, the reports of hate crimes have immensely increased within the past few years. Though Canada is renowned for its multiculturalism and inclusion, hate crimes have, and continue to persist in this nation as well. Canadians are no different from the world when it comes to committing crimes motivated by prejudice based upon gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, ‘race,’ or any other identifiable factor that could be classified as the individual’s master status. This essay critically analyzes the causes of hate motivated crimes in Canada in order to understand how to prevent them from occurring. It sheds light on the issue of hate crimes as an embodiment of fear and vengeance, explores how the media has played a vital role in promoting hate motivated crimes against visible minorities, and finally offers some final thoughts on the issue, addressing the need for prevention efforts and hate crime laws.