Prejudice and Paedophilia in Hate Crime Laws: Dunn v. R
University of Sydney - Faculty of Law
May 7, 2010
Alternative Law Journal, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 253-256, 2009
Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 10/47
This article considers the recent case of Dunn v R where it was decided by the NSW Supreme Court that sentence aggravation provisions for ‘hate crimes’ apply to paedophiles. This controversial decision is analysed against the backdrop of hate crime laws in Australian jurisdictions. The author argues that the decision in Dunn does little to further the social justice ideals of hate crime laws as a whole.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 9
Keywords: hate crime, targeted crime, bias crime, paedophilia
JEL Classification: K10, K14, K30
Date posted: June 6, 2010
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