It Is Not Paranoia if People Really Are Out to Get You: The Nature and the Extent of Hate Crime Victimization in Idaho
The incidence of hate crime victimization in the states has received scant attention by researchers. Nor is it always clear who feels most vulnerable to hate crime victimization and why. In this research we included hate crime victimization questions in two years (2000, 2001) of a statewide survey. Idaho is a state with a predominately White population. It has been bedeviled with an Aryan Nation's compound and its attendant racist propaganda. We found that many citizens had been the victim of hate crimes in the last year and over the course of their lifetime. Minority group members were disproportionately represented as victims of hate crime and were almost three times as likely to feel vulnerable to it, as White respondents.
Criminology and Criminal Justice
hate crime, victimization, statewide victimization, racism
Stohr, Mary K., Salvador P. Vazquez, and Shandell Kleppinger. "It Is Not Paranoia If People Really Are Out To Get You: The Nature and the Extent of Hate Crime Victimization in Idaho." Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice 4, no. 1-2 (2006): 65-91.
Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice