What Is a Hate Crime?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737724363
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 5/18/2007
  • Series: At Issue Series: Crime
  • Pages: 121
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction     7
Hate Crimes Are Not Like Other Crimes   Nancy Turner     10
The Growth of Hate Crimes Legislation   Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld     15
Hate Crimes Deserve Harsher Punishment   Christopher Heath Wellman     24
Hate Speech Codes Will Not End Racism and Hate Crimes   Tim Wise     37
Hate Crimes Legislation Criminalizes Thought   Don Feder     48
Hate Crimes Legislation Does Not Criminalize Thought   Dahlia Lithwick     52
The Problem of Hate Crimes Is Exaggerated   Dana D. Kelley     57
Hate Crime in America Is Not Exaggerated   Brad Knickerbocker     61
Hate Crimes Against Muslims and Arabs Have Surged   Riad Z. Abdelkarim     66
Hate Crimes Against Muslims and Arabs Have Not Increased   John Leo     74
Gay Marriage Is a Religious Hate Crime   Craige McMillan     78
Religious Objection to Gays Is a Hate Crime   Arden Ranger     82
Hate Crimes Against Gays Are Exaggerated   Josie Appleton     89
Homophobia Is a Hate Crime   Dr. Omowale Akintunde     95
Organizations to Contact     106
Bibliography     112
Index     117
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