The disability bias: understanding the context of hate in comparison with other minority populations

Macdonald, Stephen J, Donovan, Catherine and Clayton, John (2017) The disability bias: understanding the context of hate in comparison with other minority populations. Disability & Society. ISSN 0968-7599

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Abstract

During recent years ‘disability hate crime’ has become a major political and criminal justice concern due to a number of high-profile murders in the United Kingdom. The aim of this article is to compare disability-motivated hate crimes with other hate crimes motivated by homophobic or racist bias. This study employs a quantitative methodology utilising data collected by the ARCH hate crime recording system over a 10-year period (2005–2015). The data findings illustrate a number of variations concerning incidents reported by disabled people regarding violence and threatening behaviour, when compared with incidents motivated by race/faith or homophobic bias.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences > Criminology
Social Sciences > Health and Social Care
Social Sciences > Sociology
Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Education and Society
Centre for Applied Social Sciences
Depositing User: Stephen MacDonald
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 08:15
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2017 09:46
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/7115

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