Journal Published Online: 01 September 2000
Volume 45, Issue 5

Hate Crimes on the Internet



The Internet serves as a channel for electronic communication on an international level. While communication on the Internet has grown exponentially, the proliferation of crimes in cyberspace has become rampant. Hate crimes, in particular, have become increasingly prevalent on the Internet. In this past decade, the United States government has taken significant measures to combat the proliferation of hate crimes. This paper reports six cases of “cyberhate” crimes and emphasizes pertinent legal issues surrounding them. Current modes of intervention are discussed, ranging from local to national levels. The forensic psychiatrist may undertake a challenging role in the interpretation of the hateful criminal mind at the interface of psychiatry and the law.

Author Information

Deirmenjian, JM
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Pages: 3
Price: $25.00
Reprints and Permissions
Reprints and copyright permissions can be requested through the
Copyright Clearance Center
Stock #: JFS14824J
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS14824J