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To Charge or not to Charge?-That is the question: The pursuit of Strategic Advantage in Prosecutional Decision-Making Surrounding Hate Crime

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Beverly McPhail ,

Gonzaga University, US
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Valerie Jenness

Abstract

We asked prosecutors how they think about hate crimes and which factors do and do not influence their decision-making processes when deciding whether to charge a hate crime (add a hate crime enhancement). Our empirical findings along these line provide the first glimpse of the dynamics that underlie the prosecution of hate crime.

How to Cite: McPhail, B. and Jenness, V., 2005. To Charge or not to Charge?-That is the question: The pursuit of Strategic Advantage in Prosecutional Decision-Making Surrounding Hate Crime. Journal of Hate Studies, 4(1), p.89. DOI: http://doi.org/10.33972/jhs.34
Published on 01 Jan 2005.

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