Hate crimes appear to be on the rise in the United States, and there have been a number of recent high-profile acts of violence committed against people of Asian descent.
Dr. Janice Iwama is an assistant professor of justice, law, and criminology at American University, where she studies factors that influence hate crimes and racial profiling, particularly against Latino and immigrant populations. She can discuss topics including:
Current trends in hate crimes;
Factors contributing to higher rates of hate crimes;
Effects these crimes have on communities; and
what, if anything, can be done to protect people and communities from being victimized.