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The Community Impact of Hate Crimes

Mar 01, 2011

Jonathan Lomotey, Ph.D. (Centre for Community Based Research) and Susan McDonald and Sidikat Fashola (Department of Justice Canada), and Joseph Oywak (Reception House Waterloo Region) co-presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual General Meeting roundtable. It was chaired by Barbara Perry (University of Ontario Institute of Technology).

The presentation was based on the findings of a study initiated by the Department of Justice Canada to understand the impact of hate motivated crimes on communities. The study was conducted by the Department of Justice in collaboration with the Centre for Community Based Research. Its findings indicated that members of the identity communities of victims (i.e. the targeted groups in hate crimes) experience clinical levels of post-traumatic stress.