Some of the words we use in this paper
When something is made worse.
When someone breaks a law.
Turn an activity into a criminal offence by making it illegal.
A very strong feeling of dislike towards a person or group of people.
When you become the victim because of who you are.
The law a person has broken. Different offences are punished in different ways.
This is when someone thinks something about a person or group which is not based on facts.
When we talk about hate crime law these groups are known as the protected characteristics:
4. Sexual orientation
5. Transgender identity
The punishment for a crime. For example, how long a person goes to prison for.
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.
When someone is born a man and lives as a woman or born a woman and lives as a man.
The person who the crime is against.
Email: Independent review of hate crime legislation - secretariat, firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House