Making Hate a Crime: From Social Movement to Law Enforcement (American Sociological Association's Rose Series in Sociology)

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The emergence and development of hate crime as a concept is examined in this work showing how the concept of hate crime has become institutionalized as a social factor and how it has impacted American politics, legislatures, courts, and law enforcement. Findings have implications for social problems such as school violence, elder-abuse, drunk driving, stalking, and sexual harassment. Jennes is professor and chair of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California-Irvine; Grattet teaches sociology at the University of California-Davis.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Chapter 1 Introduction: The Hate Crime Agenda 1
Chapter 2 The Emergence of an Anti-Hate-Crime Movement and the Construction of an Epidemic of Violence 17
Chapter 3 Social Movement Mobilization, Categorization Processes, and Meaning Making in Federal Hate Crime Law 42
Chapter 4 Diffusion Processes and the Evolution of State Hate Crime Law 73
Chapter 5 Judicial Decision Making and the Changing Meaning of Hate Crime 102
Chapter 6 Law Enforcement Responses: Policing and Prosecuting Hate Crime 127
Chapter 7 Conclusion: Empirical Findings, Theoretical Interpretations, and Policy Implications 154
Notes 183
References 195
Index 213
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