Policing Hatred: Law Enforcement, Civil Rights, and Hate Crime / Edition 1

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"Policing Hatred explores the intersection of race and law in the controversial area of hate crime. An in-depth ethnographic portrait of how hate crime law works in practice, Policing Hatred exposes the power of the police to influence the social and legal environment as they determine whether an incident will be charged as a bias crime." Drawing on her access to a police hate crime unit, Bell's work brings to life the stories of female, Black, Latino, and Asian American detectives, in addition to those of their white male counterparts. Policing Hatred explores the impact of victims' identity on the officers' handling of bias crimes and their approaches to defendants' First Amendment rights.
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Law and Politics Book Review
Readable and interesting...a fine work the offers fresh insight into how the police enforce hate crime laws.
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"Readable and interesting...a fine work that offers fresh insights into how the police enforce hate crime laws."

-Law and Politics Book Review

"This useful and timely book deals with the ethnographic basis of hate crime."


"A very well written analysis of the process of enforcing hate crimes. Policing Hatred illuminates basic matters of policing in a democratic society-balancing victims’ rights versus the rights of suspects, the role of public ignorance and political pressure on police work, and the quite striking decency of these investigators. . . . Will be a ‘must read’ for all social scientists interested in hate crime as well as scholars in criminal justice, law, sociology, and political science in the area of police studies."

-Peter K. Manning,Brooks Chair of Policing and Criminal Justice, College of Criminal Justice, Northeastern University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814798973
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2002
  • Series: Critical America Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 227
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeannine Bell is Professor of Law at IU Maurer School of Law-Bloomington. She is the author of Policing Hatred: Law Enforcement, Civil Rights, and Hate Crime; Police and Policing Law; and Gaining Access to Research Sites: A Practical and Theoretical Guide for Qualitative Researchers (with Martha Feldman and Michele Berger).

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 The framework of police decision-making in hate crime cases 12
3 Integration and hate crime : the institutionalization of civil rights law 28
4 Investigation : detectives and the making of hate crime 48
5 The difficulty of hate crime investigation 83
6 Police culture and hate crime 113
7 The decision to seek charges 134
8 Prosecutors and the courts 160
9 Conclusion 181
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