尽管仇恨和偏见引起的犯罪，例如交叉焚烧和私刑，长期以来一直是美国的一部分。’有时是黑暗的历史，实际术语“hate crime” did not become a common phrase used to describe these types of crimes until around the 1980s. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, although their investigations into what are now considered 仇恨犯罪s go all the way back to the early days of the Klu Klux Klan, the term didn’在被称为“光头党”（Skinheads）的激进组织发起一系列与偏见相关的犯罪之前，它才真正成为流行和主流。
Today, a 仇恨犯罪 is considered any violent act committed against another person because of the other person’s race, national origin, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation. You may think that you can only be charged with a 仇恨犯罪 if it actually involves an act of physical violence against another person, but there are actually several different ways that 仇恨犯罪s can occur.
例如，犯罪者可能由于偏执和对他人不宽容的感觉而破坏或纵火教堂，清真寺或犹太教堂。’的宗教信仰。他们可能会因为不愿意对他人施加口头暴力威胁’跟别人一样’s sexual orientation and wish to instill fear in them. Basically, a 仇恨犯罪 is considered any act that makes another person feel fearful, alienated or helpless due to them being perceived as being different 通过 the perpetrator.
被告面临被告的指控 暴力犯罪 that involve a 仇恨犯罪 may find it beneficial to receive legal assistance from an experienced Wisconsin criminal attorney.
资源： 找法律 ， “仇恨犯罪：不宽容的暴力” Sep. 16, 2014