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What is a hate crime? The narrow legal definition makes it hard to charge and convict

By Jeannine Bell, Professor of Law, Maurer School of Law, Indiana University
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Bias-motivated attacks became a distinct crime in the 1980s. But police investigate only a fraction of the roughly 200,000 hate crimes reported each year – and even fewer ever make it to court.


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