The role of victim decisionmaking in reporting of hate crimes

Kevin Wong, Kris Christmann

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This study tests assumptions implicit in many of the policy developments around hate crime reporting that concern the social context and some of the psychological processes behind decisionmaking on victim reporting. Results suggest that official concern over reporting all hate crimes for service planning requirements is not shared by the overwhelming majority of respondents and would not be feasible to deliver. If reporting is to be increased it needs to deliver a more tangible and personally experienced outcome for the individual.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-35
Number of pages17
JournalSafer Communities
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2008


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