According to the the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the occurrence of hate crimes is on the rise in the United States. Therefore, we decided to add the latest addition of Hate Crime Laws to our circulating collection.

This timely addition is a practical guide to federal and state statutes that address crimes motivated by hate and bias as well as the cases that interpret the statutes. Hate Crime Laws also discusses the complicated dynamics between legislators and various advocates on all sides. Additionally, it examines the civil laws that are invoked during and after hate crimes.

This year’s revision has been reorganized around events and circumstances that reflect real world cases and the evolution of hate crimes. The content has been expanded to include a focus on civil litigation. There are section that explore hate crimes that occur in workplaces and universities and other educational facilities. These revisions have made this resource more user-friendly for both attorneys and laypersons.

Hate Crime Laws is revised annually and is held at our Downtown Library in the federal section of the 1st Floor Stacks. See our website for more information about our Borrowing Program.