The harms of hate: comparing the neighbouring practices and interactions of hate crime victims, non-hate crime victims and non-victims

Benier, Kathryn (2017) The harms of hate: comparing the neighbouring practices and interactions of hate crime victims, non-hate crime victims and non-victims. International Review of Victimology, 23 2: 179-201. doi:10.1177/0269758017693087


Author Benier, Kathryn
Title The harms of hate: comparing the neighbouring practices and interactions of hate crime victims, non-hate crime victims and non-victims
Journal name International Review of Victimology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0269-7580
2047-9433
Publication date 2017-05-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0269758017693087
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 23
Issue 2
Start page 179
End page 201
Total pages 23
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2018
Language eng
Abstract Studies have demonstrated that hate crime victimisation has harmful effects for individuals. Victims of hate crime report anger, nervousness, feeling unsafe, poor concentration and loss of self-confidence. While victims of non-hate crimes report similar feelings, harm is intensified for hate crime victims due to the targeted nature of the incident. While there is some evidence that experiencing or even witnessing hate crime may have a detrimental effect on residents’ community life, the effects of being victim of a hate crime inside one’s own neighbourhood remain unstudied. Using census data combined with survey data from 4396 residents living across 148 neighbourhoods in Brisbane, Australia, this study examines whether residents who report hate crime within their own neighbourhood differ in their participation in community life when compared to victims of non-hate crime or those who have not been victimised. This is the first study to focus on victims’ views on: how welcoming their neighbourhood is to ethnic diversity; their attachment to their neighbourhood; their frequency of social interactions with neighbours; their number of friends and acquaintances in the neighbourhood; and their fear of crime. Results from propensity score matching (PSM) indicate that there are important differences in patterns of neighbourhood participation across these three groups.
Keyword Bias crime
Hate crime
Neighbouring
Targeted crime
Victimisation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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