Hate Crime: Impact, Causes and Responses

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Overview

This engaging and thought-provoking text provides an accessible introduction to the subject of hate crime. In a world where issues of hatred and prejudice are creating complex challenges for society and for governments, this book provides an articulate and insightful overview of how such issues relate to crime and criminal justice. It offers comprehensive coverage, including topics such as:

Racist hate crime

Religiously motivated hate crime

Homophobic crime

Gender and violence

Disablist hate crime

The book considers the challenges involved in policing hate crime, as well as exploring the role of the media. Legislative developments are discussed throughout.

Chapter summaries, case studies, a glossary and advice on further reading all help to equip the reader with a clear understanding of this nuanced and controversial subject. Hate Crime is essential reading for students and academics in criminology and criminal justice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412945677
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 6/25/2009
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

List of tables and case studies

1 Understanding Hate Crime 1

2 Racist Hate Crime 18

3 Religiously Motivated Hate Crime 36

4 Homophobic Hate Crime 55

5 Gender, Transgender and Hate 72

6 Disablist Hate Crime and 'Borderline' Expressions of Hate 90

7 Policing Hate Crime 107

8 Perpetrators of Hate Crime 124

9 Reassessing Hate Crime 140

Glossary 157

References 163

Index 176

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