Hate Crime: Impact, Causes and Responses

Hate Crime: Impact, Causes and Responses

by Neil Chakraborti, Jon Garland
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412945674

ISBN-13: 9781412945677

Pub. Date: 06/25/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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,

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412945677
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/25/2009
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Definitional issues 56

Legal protection from homophobic hate crime 58

Nature and extent of homophobic harassment 61

Reporting incidents to the police 68

Conclusion 70

Guide to further reading 71

5 Gender, Transgender and Hate 72

Chapter summary 72

Introduction 73

Transphobic hate crime 77

Legal protection from transphobic hate crime 80

Transphobic and homophobic victimisation compared 81

Domestic violence 83

Conclusion 87

Guide to further reading 89

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

Chapter summary 90

Introduction 91

Assessing the nature of disablist hate crime 91

Legal protection from disablist hate crime 95

Age-related crime 98

Attacks upon members of youth subcultures 100

Sectarianism 102

Conclusion 104

Guide to further reading 106

7 Policing Hate Crime 107

Chapter summary 107

Introduction 107

The ACPO guidance 108

Policing minority communities 111

Problems associated with the policing of hate crime 114

Policing hate crime post-Macpherson 118

Conclusion 122

Guide to further reading 123

8 Perpetrators of Hate Crime 124

Chapter summary 124

Introduction 124

The victim-perpetrator relationship 129

Hate crime extremists 132

Organised hatred: the British far right 135

Conclusion 138

Guide to further reading 139

9 Reassessing Hate Crime 140

Chapter summary 140

Introduction 140

Contested issues 143

Future directions for hate crime thinking 151

Guide to further reading 156

Glossary 157

References 163

Index 176

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