The Effects of Hate Groups on Hate Crimes

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

This paper presents a simple theoretical model to analyze the relationship between hate groups and hate crimes. This paper focuses on two important roles of hate groups; as providers of membership benefits for group members and as a coordination device for leadership. This paper shows that this interaction implies the possibility of multiple equilibria of the crime rate. This result explains why hate crimes and extreme criminal activities vary across communities and over time, and why a social shock such as 9/11 resulted in a rapid increase of hate crimes. Moreover, if hate groups work as coordination devices, the existence of hate groups may increase hate crimes. This result supports recent empirical results analyzing relationships between hate groups and hate crimes.

Original languageEnglish
JournalReview of Law and Economics
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1

Fingerprint

hate crime
hate
Group
crime rate
group membership
Crime
leadership
interaction
community

Keywords

  • hate crime
  • hate group
  • law enforcement
  • organized crime

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Law

Cite this

The Effects of Hate Groups on Hate Crimes. / Yahagi, Ken.

In: Review of Law and Economics, 01.01.2019.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{f578841ca2874a18bf218381602c7cb2,
title = "The Effects of Hate Groups on Hate Crimes",
abstract = "This paper presents a simple theoretical model to analyze the relationship between hate groups and hate crimes. This paper focuses on two important roles of hate groups; as providers of membership benefits for group members and as a coordination device for leadership. This paper shows that this interaction implies the possibility of multiple equilibria of the crime rate. This result explains why hate crimes and extreme criminal activities vary across communities and over time, and why a social shock such as 9/11 resulted in a rapid increase of hate crimes. Moreover, if hate groups work as coordination devices, the existence of hate groups may increase hate crimes. This result supports recent empirical results analyzing relationships between hate groups and hate crimes.",
keywords = "hate crime, hate group, law enforcement, organized crime",
author = "Ken Yahagi",
year = "2019",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1515/rle-2017-0035",
language = "English",
journal = "Review of Law and Economics",
issn = "1555-5879",
publisher = "Berkeley Electronic Press",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The Effects of Hate Groups on Hate Crimes

AU - Yahagi, Ken

PY - 2019/1/1

Y1 - 2019/1/1

N2 - This paper presents a simple theoretical model to analyze the relationship between hate groups and hate crimes. This paper focuses on two important roles of hate groups; as providers of membership benefits for group members and as a coordination device for leadership. This paper shows that this interaction implies the possibility of multiple equilibria of the crime rate. This result explains why hate crimes and extreme criminal activities vary across communities and over time, and why a social shock such as 9/11 resulted in a rapid increase of hate crimes. Moreover, if hate groups work as coordination devices, the existence of hate groups may increase hate crimes. This result supports recent empirical results analyzing relationships between hate groups and hate crimes.

AB - This paper presents a simple theoretical model to analyze the relationship between hate groups and hate crimes. This paper focuses on two important roles of hate groups; as providers of membership benefits for group members and as a coordination device for leadership. This paper shows that this interaction implies the possibility of multiple equilibria of the crime rate. This result explains why hate crimes and extreme criminal activities vary across communities and over time, and why a social shock such as 9/11 resulted in a rapid increase of hate crimes. Moreover, if hate groups work as coordination devices, the existence of hate groups may increase hate crimes. This result supports recent empirical results analyzing relationships between hate groups and hate crimes.

KW - hate crime

KW - hate group

KW - law enforcement

KW - organized crime

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85069642533&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85069642533&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1515/rle-2017-0035

DO - 10.1515/rle-2017-0035

M3 - Article

JO - Review of Law and Economics

JF - Review of Law and Economics

SN - 1555-5879

ER -