‘I may be left with no choice but to seek an ending to my torment’: Disability, Hate Crime and the Intersectionality of Hate Relationships.

Macdonald, Stephen J, Donovan, Catherine and Clayton, John (2021) ‘I may be left with no choice but to seek an ending to my torment’: Disability, Hate Crime and the Intersectionality of Hate Relationships. Disability and Society. ISSN 0968-7599

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Abstract

This article contributes to the growing literature concerning Disability Hate Studies. The study employs the concept of intersectionality and examines experiences of hate crimes recorded as racist or homophobic but where the victims/survivors also have a disability or mental health condition. The data was derived from 33 case-studies. Although very few hate incidents/crimes were conceptualised as disablist, disability played a significant role in the
experiences of victims/survivors. The article proposes that criminal justice agencies should move away fromunderstanding hate crime as a singular interaction to conceptualising the
possibility that this can become a harmful hate relationship that progresses overtime.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences > Criminology
Social Sciences > Sociology
Social Sciences
Divisions: Centre for Applied Social Sciences
Depositing User: Stephen Macdonald
Date Deposited: 10 May 2021 10:34
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2021 10:30
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/13476
ORCID for Stephen J Macdonald: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4409-9535

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