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Archive of posts filed under the Hate Crimes category.

Hate Crimes and Gender

By Jessica Hodge Approximately two years ago, I wrote a blog entry on the same issue I am writing about today – the gender category of hate crime law. In the blog entry I wrote two years ago [1], I shared how I was anxiously waiting for the FBI to publish their most recent version of […]

Women’s Center Sends Out Challenge: Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

The UMKC Women’s Center and Violence Prevention and Response Project are again challenging men at UMKC and in the Kansas City community to help stop violence against women by walking a mile in her shoes.  Literally. UMKC’s sixth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: An International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault, and […]

The Hate Crime Statistics Report – Gender-Motivated Violence

By Dr. Jessica Hodge, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology As someone who studies hate crimes and teaches a class about the subject, I find myself anticipating every year the release of the FBI’s Hate Crime Statistics report.[1] In this report, the FBI provides a variety of statistics involving the types of hate crime incidences […]