Understanding who commits hate crime and why they do it

by Welsh Government Social Research (2013)

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This document reports findings from a study designed to explore and assess what is known about the perpetrators of hate crimes and their motivations. It is intended that, by providing a critical analysis of the existing research evidence-base in this area, the study should contribute to the development of a more comprehensive and informed understanding of this kind of offending in
order to improve responses to it.
This report provides a detailed review of the literature in terms of what is known about hate crime offenders and offending nationally and internationally. It is intended that this should frame and steer subsequent more detailed empirical analysis of hate crime data supplied by the four police forces in Wales.