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Prejudice and Paedophilia in Hate Crime Laws: Dunn v. R


Gail Mason


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

Abstract:     
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

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Date posted: June 6, 2010  

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Mason, Gail, Prejudice and Paedophilia in Hate Crime Laws: Dunn v. R (May 7, 2010). Alternative Law Journal, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 253-256, 2009; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 10/47. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1601685

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Gail F. Mason (Contact Author)
University of Sydney - Faculty of Law ( email )
Faculty of Law Building F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia
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