Hatred Simmering in the Melting Pot: An Analysis of Hate Crime in New York City, 1995–2010

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Abstract

Hate crime inflicts a variety of harms on victims, communities, as well as society at large. Scholars have long sought to understand the motivations and conditions behind hate crime offending. Green and his colleagues conducted the classic neighborhood studies examining the conditions that foster hate crime. Using data on hate crime in New York City from 1995 to 2010 from the New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force, the current study replicates and extends Green and colleagues’ neighborhood studies, investigating whether their findings hold true over an extended period of time in New York City as the city underwent major demographic changes. Using a group conflict framework, the current study extends prior work testing hypotheses derived from defended neighborhoods, social disorganization, and strain theories to explain ethnoracial hate crime.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)486-513
Number of pages28
JournalJustice Quarterly
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 15 2020

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Law

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