CPS launches consultation on disability hate crime

News, 17th October 2016.
CPS launches consultation on disability hate crime and issues new guidelines
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has launched new Public Policy Statements on Hate Crime and put them to a public consultation. The statements focus on crimes against disabled people, racial and religious and homophobic and transphobic hate crime.

The policy contains a definition of what constitutes a disability hate crime: Any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person’s disability or perceived disability.

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