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Columbia Southern University Victimology Hate Crimes Reflection Paper

Columbia Southern University

Question Description

In this three-page reflection paper, imagine you are a victim of a hate crime. You may pick what aspect about you that could be the potential reason for this, or you may put yourself in the role of someone else. Be sure to explain why the aspect you choose is considered a hate crime within the introduction of your paper. Remember, you are putting yourself in the victim’s shoes.

  • What crime was committed against you, and how did you “being who you are” lead to your victimization?
  • As a victim, how would your interaction with criminal justice system and the offender possibly affect you? How do you think people would view your crime (for example, blame you or target you more).
  • Explain what can be done to prevent further victimization, such as this. Touch on trainings discussed and how those could facilitate change. Please make sure it it Three full pages.

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Running head: VICTIMOLOGY

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Victimology: Hate Crimes
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VICTIMOLOGY

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Victimology: Hate Crimes

Hate crimes are those atrocities perpetrated by individuals and in extreme cases
administrations, against a specific class or group of people in a setting due to biases and
prejudices held by the perpetrators. They are actions that are informed by deep rooted feelings of
disapproval, majorly through stereotypes and in some cases due to frustrations and
misconceptions. The said prejudices may be premised of the grounds of sex, social class,
nationality, language, ethnicity, disability, physical appearance or even religion. These crimes
have been part of the human race for as long as it has existed, with some instances having been
sanctioned and justified by governments through legislations and regulations or directives.
Xenophobia has been a fast rising type of hate crime, manifested through a deep seated
hatred for people from other countries. The feeling is characterized by mistrust and an unjustified
fear of the presence of citizens from a foreign jurisdiction, which fear may in instances translate
into violent actions and aggression against the said foreigners (Rippl & Boehnke, 2016). The
same is also exhibited in conflicting cultures,...

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