Crimes motivated by prejudice (on the problems with the analysis of hate crimes)

Czasopismo Prawa Karnego i Nauk Penalnych Rok XXII: 2018, numer 4
Journal of Criminal Law and Penal Studies Volume XXII: 2018, No. 4

Wojciech Dadak – Post-doctoral degree, Jagiellonian University, Chair of Criminology (assistant proffesor)

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hate crime, discrimination, prejudice, hate speech, minority


The article is devoted to problems with defining, describing and analyzing crimes motivated by hate. This issue is presented in the context of the legal provisions prohibiting discrimination on the grounds of nationality, ethnicity, race, religious denomination, politics, and nondenominational. The article proposes to supplement the terms used so far with the terms allowing to distinguish these crimes from other types.