What is a hate crime? Address whether or not you consider gender-based crimes to be hate crimes?

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.

Click https://www.splcenter.org/issues/hate-and-extremism

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?