SPECIAL THANKS

 

The authors would like to thank the members of the NIBRS Hate Crime Project Advisory Board for their thoughtful collaboration and support throughout this extended project period, including Howard Snyder, Ph.D., National Center for Juvenile Justice; Jeanine Cogan, Ph.D., an independent consultant; Donald Faggiani, Ph.D., Police Executive Research Forum (PERF); and Lawrence T. Nichols, Ph.D., West Virginia University. The authors are also grateful to Michael Lieberman, Anti Defamation League, Yoshio Akiyama, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Tom Zelenok, National Archive of Criminal Justice Data, for their support of this project and many other efforts to provide information to the nation about the nature and extent of hate crimes in the United States. In addition, the authors would like to thank Barbara Allen-Hagan at the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) for her patience and support throughout this project. Finally, we acknowledge with gratitude the work of Mudigulam-Karnam Suneel Kumar, a graduate research assistant at West Virginia University.