TRACKING HATE CRIMES A TRICKY BUSINESS
A form of organised crime never properly discussed or integrated into the literature. I mentioned the possibility of ideology being a variable in the analysis of organised crime, and here’s a clear example. Right wing attacks get away without being called terrorism, because they use lower forms of violence. Fists and clubs rather than guns. Equally, they escape monitoring in some countries because they are not seen as worthy of a particular category. Yet the incidence of hate crime is an important indicator in predicting public disorder.
In the 1980s, there were links between hate crime groups and the import of violent pornography, according to Searchlight [ http://www.searchlightmagazine.com/ ] The article also refers to Human Rights First an NGO monitoring hate crime in OSCE countries [among other things] http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/