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Considerations for Classifying Hate Crime Offenders

Description: The Bias Incidents and Actors Study (BIAS) is a multi-method project conducted by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), and funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, that examines the characteristics, motivations, and behaviors of a sample of individuals who committed hate crimes in the United States from 1990–2018. The project includes a dataset of 689 violent and 277 non-violent hate crime offenders who were motivated by bias based on (1) race, ethnicity, and/or nationality; (2) religion; (3) sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity; (4) age; or (5) disability. Individuals included in the dataset were randomly selected from a pool of potential subjects who were reviewed according to the project's inclusion criteria and minimum information requirements. The dataset contains more than 100 variable fields with information on hate crime events, victim characteristics, and offender motivations, demographics, and personal histories.

Date Added: 3/4/2024 10:33:51 AM
Last Updated: 3/4/2024 10:33:51 AM
Length: 5 Pages
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