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ISBN 978 1 78851 157 5 (web only publication) PPDAS 99606
This document is also available in pdf format (311 KB) The respondent information form and consultation questionnaire are available in Word format (151 KB) The document A Comparative Analysis of Hate Crime Legislation is also available in pdf format (1.3 MB) The document Independent Review of Hate Crime Legislation: Analysis of Questionnaire Responses is also available in pdf format (583 KB)
Chapter 1 Hate crime: definition and justification
Chapter 2 Human rights context
Chapter 3 Current Scots law: history and development
Chapter 4 Statutory aggravations: some issues
Chapter 5 Standalone offence: racially-aggravated harassment and conduct
Chapter 6 Stirring up hatred and online hate
Chapter 7 The Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012, section 1
Chapter 8 Should the law be extended to other groups?
Chapter 9 Other specific issues
Annex Meetings and discussions
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