racially aggravated crime

racially aggravated crime

a crime which includes a racial element and which may accordingly attract an extra period of up to two years' imprisonment. It has been suggested that the factors to be considered include the nature of the racial hostility, whether the location was public or private, the location, e.g. a mosque or synagogue, but that a discount might be considered for genuine remorse coupled with a guilty plea and previous good conduct.

There is a particular and new offence of racially aggravated conduct, which amounts to harassment either intended or which would appear to a reasonable person to amount to harassment causing alarm and distress. Racial aggravation is shown by racial hostility at the time of the offence or immediately before or after.

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