In this episode of If It Bleeds It Leads, we dive into the fascinating and complex world of hate crimes. Joined by Professor Matt Williams, a criminologist at Cardiff University and author of The Science of Hate, we explore why hate crimes happen, the mindset of perpetrators, and the effects on victims and communities. We discuss the role of neuroscience in understanding prejudice and hate, as well as the evolutionary basis for group preferences. From examining hate crime statistics to exploring the responsibilities of Big Tech and social media companies in addressing hate online, this episode sheds light on the challenges faced by minority groups and the potential for a more inclusive future. Join us on this eye-opening journey into the science behind hate and discover how understanding these motivations can lead to a more tolerant and empathetic society. Listen and subscribe on Global Player.