Gender and Crime
Click https://www.splcenter.org/hate-map to visit the website of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Find out how many hate groups exist in your state.
to read the report “Recognizing and Responding to Hate Crimes.”
Click https://www.oyez.org/cases/1999/99-5 to read the Supreme Court ruling on the “Violence against Women Act of 1994 in the case of United States v. Morrison.”
Based on the above readings, prepare a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation on Michigan‘s status on hate crimes.
Your presentation should include the following:
- What is a hate crime? Address whether or not you consider gender-based crimes to be hate crimes?
- What is a hate group?
- Find the number of existing hate groups operating in your state?
- Do law-enforcement officers need to be trained to handle hate crimes? Why or why not?
- What are the training options available for law-enforcement officers to increase their skills in handling hate crimes? Are the available training options adequate?