ERIC Number: ED334523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Hate Crime: A Sourcebook for Schools Confronting Bigotry, Harassment, Vandalism, and Violence.
Bodinger-deUriarte, Cristina; Sancho, Anthony R.
Destructive and criminal hate crime takes place more and more often among students in elementary and secondary schools. This sourcebook introduces school district personnel and collaborative agencies to programs and resources that might help curtail hate crime and reduce the bigotry that inspires it. Part 1 of this two-part sourcebook provides information, and Part 2 supplies usable resource materials. First, hate crime is defined to provide a clear set of criteria for determining whether particular behaviors fit this concept. Then, seven characteristics distinguishing hate crime from other crime against persons and property are enumerated, explained, and illustrated with examples. The next section chronicles the urgency and scope of the situation and shows that youth hate crime now outpaces adult hate crime. The following section discusses and debunks common misperceptions about hate crime. Next, sources of bigotry leading to hate crime are identified. This section focuses on the three causes of hate crime that can best be addressed through school-based strategies to reduce bigotry and eliminate hate crime. This includes a discussion of hate crime inspired by the Persian Gulf War. The final section in Part 1 explains why schools have a central role in resolving hate crime, particularly in view of the number of school-age participants. Part 2 describes hate crime policies, programs, and practices for use by schools and central district offices in curtailing hate crime, including a definitional checklist, school survey, curriculum sources, list of resource organizations, and references (63 items). (LLL)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.