Week 1 Credit Points
1. What is the difference between disparity and discrimination? Provide an example of ethnicity, race, or socioeconomic status that lead to disparity.
The difference between disparity and discrimination is disparity the condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, degree, or difference and discrimination is action that denies social participation or human rights to categories of people based on prejudice. This includes treatment of an individual or group based on their actual or perceived membership in a certain group or social category, "in a way that is worse than ...view middle of the document...
2. Should hate be considered a crime? What arguments support the use of sentencing- enhancement penalties for hate crimes? What arguments oppose such statues? Are hate crime laws likely to deter offenders and reduce crime?
Hate should be a crime to a certain extent. If the statue of the hate turn violent then the individual should be penalizes for their actions. Hate could drive various individual to do terrible things to others. The laws are fair. A hate crime is more serious than a conventional crime because it abuses more than the immediate victim. When a criminal act is based on factors such as a victim's race, gender, sexual orientation or religion, it takes on some of the characteristics of a terrorist act. The victim and the perpetrator are typically strangers. The crime is not directed simply against one person; it is intended to target and intimidate the victim's entire group. These acts have been referred to as "message crimes:" violence intended to send a message to a minority group within a community. They are unfair. American justice is based on the principle that everyone is treated identically. But if hate crimes legislation is passed, then the perpetrators of two identical crimes would receive different sentences, depending upon some characteristic of the victim. In some cases yes hate crimes are likely to deter offenders and reduce crimes.