Improving the Identification, Investigation, and Reporting of Hate Crimes   [open pdf - 4MB]

From the Document: "In 2018, the Hate Crimes Enforcement and Prevention Initiative convened a law enforcement roundtable on challenges and successes in identifying, reporting, and tracking hate crimes. Although hate crimes and other bias-motivated incidents are generally investigated and prosecuted as state, local, or tribal matters, the Federal Government collaborates with state and local partners in the effort to eliminate these crimes from our communities. Through robust discussion and analysis, roundtable participants developed recommendations for enhancing hate crimes investigation and reporting that comprise a valuable roadmap for the journey ahead. [...] The body of the report is organized in four parts. Part 1 features law enforcement perspectives on creating agency cultures that prioritize hate crime and includes best practices for improving hate crimes enforcement. Part 2 discusses stakeholder and advocacy perspectives with an emphasis on how advocacy groups can collaborate and support law enforcement. Part 3 presents federal hate crimes statistics and highlights federal technical assistance and outreach resources. Part 4 documents the results of participant breakout group discussions. The report concludes with proposed action steps. Appendices include various resources, including a field-driven diagnostic checklist for law enforcement and updated information on federal resources, in addition to the roundtable agenda and participant list."

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