Hate crimes -- legislation

Federal Legislation

The Hate Crimes Statistics Act

The Hate Crimes Statistics Act promoting prejudice reduction initiatives for schools and the community. This federal law protects all US citizens from criminal activity motivated by prejudice, as well as prosecutes offenders. The law also works to premote prejudice reduction initiatives for schools and the community.

Jeanne Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act, which requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. 

Matthew Shepard & James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act

The Matthew Shepard Act is a law that expands the 1969 United States federal hate-crime law to include crimes motivated by a victim's actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

State Legislation

Office of the Attorney General: State of California Hate Crimes

The Office of the Attorney General provides comprehensive view of the laws of the State of California, regarding hate crimes; as well a concise historical perspective on hate crimes pertaining the occurrence of hate crimes and the response to effect of hate crimes.

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