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Publication - Consultation Paper

Hate crime legislation independent review: consultation (easy-read)

Published: 31 Aug 2017
Part of:
Law and order
ISBN:
9781788511940

Easy-read version of consultation to inform the independent review of hate crime legislation in Scotland, chaired by Lord Bracadale.

32 page PDF

1.6MB

32 page PDF

1.6MB

Contents
Hate crime legislation independent review: consultation (easy-read)
Some of the words we use in this paper

32 page PDF

1.6MB

Some of the words we use in this paper

People arguing

Aggravated

When something is made worse.

Handcuffs

Crime

When someone breaks a law.

Scales

Criminalise

Turn an activity into a criminal offence by making it illegal.

Person being bullied

Hate

A very strong feeling of dislike towards a person or group of people.

Police helping victim

Hate crime

When you become the victim because of who you are.

Scales with Right and Wrong on either side

Offence

The law a person has broken. Different offences are punished in different ways.

people whispering

Prejudice

This is when someone thinks something about a person or group which is not based on facts.

silhouette of group of people

Protected characteristics

When we talk about hate crime law these groups are known as the protected characteristics:

1. Race

2. Religion

3. Disability

4. Sexual orientation

5. Transgender identity

person in jail


Sentence

The punishment for a crime. For example, how long a person goes to prison for.

person being beaten up

Statutory aggravations

When a person has committed another offence (such as assault or breach of the peace), but has done it in a way which is aggravated by hate or prejudice against particular individuals or groups.

silhouette of transgender person

Transgender identity

When someone is born a man and lives as a woman or born a woman and lives as a man.

police officer comforts victim

Victim

The person who the crime is against.


Contact

Email: Independent review of hate crime legislation - secretariat, secretariat@hatecrimelegislationreview.scot

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG