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How Offenders’ Distorted Cognitions Cause Hate Crimes

America has witnessed a surge of mass shootings, other homicides, and violent felonies in the last two years (e.g., CBS). In this context, reports of hate crimes against Asian Americans increased steeply, along with a rebound of anti-Semitic violence (e.g., Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism). However, aside from some legal responses intended… Read More »

Jury Convicts Arbery Killers of Hate Crimes

ImageThe defendants, from left: William Bryan, Gregory McMichael and Travis McMichael.Credit…Elijah Nouvelage/Associated Press, Stephen B. Morton/Associated Press, Octavio Jones/Getty Images BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A jury on Tuesday found the three white Georgia men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery guilty of a federal hate crime, determining that they were motivated by racism when they chased the 25-year-old… Read More »