Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research

Hate Crime Research and Policy Institute

Advancing knowledge and policy on hate crime offending and victimization through evidence-based research

The Hate Crime Research and Policy Institute is committed to advancing research on hate crime offending and bias victimization. The institute examines the ways that hate, bigotry, and extremism influence the victimization of people on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, and other personal characteristics. This includes research related to spatial and community-level influences on hate crime, victim interactions with the criminal justice system, and the impact of public policy on hate crime offending. Hate crimes have increased significantly across the nation in recent years, and the mission of the institute is to (1) conduct research to advance knowledge on hate crime and (2) develop evidence-based recommendations for improving policies related to hate and bias crime.

HIGHLIGHTED/FEATURED LINKS

FEATURED RESEARCH

Lantz, Brendan, Andrew S. Gladfelter, & R. Barry Ruback. 2019 “Stereotypical Hate Crimes and Criminal Justice Processing: A Multi-Dataset Comparison of Bias Crime Arrest Patterns by Offender and Victim Race.” Justice Quarterly, 36(3): 193-224.

Lantz, Brendan & Joongon Kim. 2019 “Hate Crimes Hurt More, but so do Co-offenders: Separating the Influence of Co-offending and Bias on Hate Motivated Injury. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 46(3): 437-456.

Piatkowska, Sylwia J., Steven F. Messner, and Andreas Hövermann. 2019. “Racial outgroup marriages and hate crime rates: A cross-sectional analysis of the U.S. metropolitan areas.” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency doi.org/10.1177/0022427819864142

Piatkowska, Sylwia J., Steven F. Messner, and Tse-Chuan Yang. 2019. “Understanding the relationship between relative group size and hate crime rates: Linking methods with concepts.” Justice Quarterly. 36(6): pp. 1072-1095.

Myers, Wesley & Brendan Lantz. 2020. “Racist Hate Crime Victim Reporting in the United States and the United Kingdom: A Cross-National Comparison” British Journal of Criminology

DIRECTOR | Brendan Lantz, Ph.D.

FACULTY AFFILIATE | Marin Wenger, Ph.D.

FACULTY AFFILIATE | Sylwia Piatkowska, Ph.D.

CONTACT INFORMATION
For more information on the Hate Crime Research and Policy Institute, contact Brendan Lantz | blantz@fsu.edu or George Pesta | gpesta@fsu.edu