Faculty Publications

Title

The “Trump effect” on hate crime reporting: media coverage before and after the 2016 presidential election

Document Type

Article

Keywords

criminology, hate crime, media, racism, Trump

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice

Volume

19

Issue

1

First Page

25

Last Page

45

Abstract

Hate crimes have a broad impact not just on the victim, but also on people in the community. Since the 2016 presidential election there has been an uptick in hate crimes against people of color, immigrants, non-Christians, LGBTQ+, and other minority populations, possibly due to the “the Trump effect.” By analyzing the newspaper coverage of hate crimes over a seven year period, we assess if the Trump effect impacted newspaper coverage of hate crimes after Trump’s rallies and speeches. Findings suggest that there was an increase in assault and harassment hate crimes after Trump rallies. Implications of these findings are also discussed.

Department

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology

Original Publication Date

1-1-2021

DOI of published version

10.1080/15377938.2021.1895944

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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