Government Department, Connecticut College
This research focused on a possible causal relationship between a society experiencing hate crimes and the propensity for large scale political violence or ethnic conflict. When there is an episode of large-scale political violence, many choose to focus on the conflict itself and the violence that occurs within the conflict. Hate crimes that occur before such violence occurs has not been researched to what we believe to be its fullest extent. The theory has been proposed that an environment in which hate crimes occur is more likely to experience large-scale political violence than one that is not.
Robertson, Austin M., "Hate Crimes and Large-Scale Political Violence: How do we define them and are the two related?" (2022). Internship Reflection Papers. 2276.
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