These are the instructions:

In response to a rise in violence, the state of Wisconsin passes a law that enhances the penalty for any offense committed against a victim where the crime is committed “because of hatred for the victim’s race, sex, or religion.”

Taking into consideration that hating your brother is prohibited in both the Old and New Testaments, explain whether this “hate crimes” enhancement is a proper exercise of the civil government’s jurisdiction according to the biblical worldview discussed in the class materials.

Your essay must be at least 3–5 pages of research in current BLUEBOOK format. It must include at least 3 scholarly JOURNAL sources in ADDITION to the course textbook AND the Bible.

This is the textbook reffered to in the instructions: Herbert W. Titus, God, Man, and Law: The Biblical Principles (1st ed. 1994). ISBN: 9780916888176.

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