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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, 32 (4). pp. 483-499. ISSN 0968-7599

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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.

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Depositing User: Michelle Marshall


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Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2019 10:11
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020 11:18


Author: Stephen J Macdonald ORCID iD
Author: Catherine Donovan
Author: John Clayton

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Faculty of Education and Society > School of Social Sciences

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