oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Attitudes of victims and non-victims of anti-gay violence towards the South African Police and the legal system

Volume 8, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



The concept 'anti-gay violence' can be defined as the assault of a homosexual or heterosexual merely because the person is perceived as having a homosexual orientation (Harry, 1982: 549). Violence of this nature towards gay males and females is currently regarded by researchers as an increasing social problem that merits intensive investigation.

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