Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The term "hate crime" was first introduced in the 1980s by policy advocates and the mass media, in an attempt to describe a range of incidents involving Jews, Asians and African-Americans. According to the US Federal Bureau of Investigation a hate crime is "a criminal offense committed against a person, property, or society that is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender's bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity/national origin. The increasing number of recent hate crimes is expected to raise serious concerns amongst many-sided US communities, urging government entities to take more drastic measures, according to experts in psychology, sociology and law. To find out more about hate crime, its history and recent cases – read this book.