Publication - Consultation paper

Hate crime law consultation: easy read version

Published: 24 Jan 2019

'One Scotland: hate has no home here' consultation asks for your views on consolidating all Scottish hate crime legislation and expanding the statutory aggravations.

25 page PDF

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25 page PDF

5.3 MB

Contents
Hate crime law consultation: easy read version
Section 1. What is Hate Crime?

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Section 1. What is Hate Crime?

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Hate crimes can cause harm and upset to the victim, their family, friends and the community they are part of.

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Hate crime is not when you just hate someone.

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Hate crime is when someone commits a crime against a person or group of people because they hate something about them. This could be because of their race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity.

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The police and the courtstreat a crime as a hate crime if the crime against them was motivated by hatred of their race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity.


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