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This course on preventing and litigating hate crimes presents an overview of national hate crimes trends; discuss when it is sensible for your office to collaborate with partners on hate crime cases or initiatives; share how partnerships and client agencies may work together to derive beneficial outcomes for all-involved parties; highlight hate crime homicide and civil cases handled through successful collaborative efforts; and review available resources. The panel shares information on how collaborative efforts were integral in the State of Iowa v. Jorge Sanders-Galvez and Jaron Purham and U.S. v. Adam Purinton cases.

Learning Objectives

  • Define what is a hate crime.
  • Explain why hate crimes matter.
  • Discuss the role of the Civil Rights Division (CRT).
  • Identify key facts of State v. Dusty Leo and Maurice Diggins.
  • Identify key facts of State v. Adam Purinton.