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The Hidden Crime of Hate

Geoff Adams-Spink looks at hate crimes against the disabled. In spite of some disturbing high-profile cases, the criminal justice system is failing to address the problem and apply the law. Recent legislation gave courts the power to increase sentences in cases when a crime can be demonstrated to have been motivated by hostility towards someone's disability. In reality, this sentencing provision has hardly ever been used.

40 minutes

Last on

Sun 24 Aug 2008 17:00
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