The disability bias: understanding the context of hate in comparison with other minority populations

Stephen Macdonald, Catherine Donovan, John Clayton

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Abstract

During recent years ‘disability hate crime’ has become a major political and criminal justice concern due to a number of high-profile murders in the United Kingdom. The aim of this article is to compare disability-motivated hate crimes with other hate crimes motivated by homophobic or racist bias. This study employs a quantitative methodology utilising data collected by the ARCH hate crime recording system over a 10-year period (2005–2015). The data findings illustrate a number of variations concerning incidents reported by disabled people regarding violence and threatening behaviour, when compared with incidents motivated by race/faith or homophobic bias.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-499
JournalDisability & Society
Volume32
Issue number4
Early online date29 Mar 2017
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 29 Mar 2017

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