Hate Crimes: Causes, Controls, and Controversies / Edition 3

Hate Crimes: Causes, Controls, and Controversies / Edition 3

by Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld
ISBN-10:
1452256624
ISBN-13:
2901452256626
Pub. Date:
03/05/2013
Publisher:
SAGE Publications

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Overview

Hate Crimes: Causes, Controls, and Controversies / Edition 3

A multidisciplinary approach—broad in scope and scholarly in content

Important questions are being raised in the media about hate crime legislation, and controversial stories and examples of recent hate crimes are prominent in the press. This dynamic, comprehensive text provides a multidisciplinary approach to the fascinating topic of hate crimes; drawing on recent developments, issues, and current research; and examining the impact of these crimes on different communities and individuals. Students delve into the range of issues that foster hate crimes while learning how these criminal acts impact them, as well as their communities.

New and proven features

  • *New* Updated cases, statutes, statistics, and references to current events (including homelessness, hate crime laws, and immigrants as targets of hate) make the book’s content both timely and relevant.
  • Broad coverage includes the many facets of hate crimes and incorporates the most recent legal developments and the most current social research, as well as recent events of interest to students.
  • A multidisciplinary approach makes the book useful for a variety of courses in different disciplines.
  • Special interest boxes focus on riveting, student-relevant topics such as hate on campus, examples of some state hate crime laws, some "Classics" of extremist literature, and how to start your own anti-hate campaign.
  • “Narrative Portraits,” many commissioned specifically for this text and several new to this edition, offer a personalized account of both victims and perpetrators of hate crimes, as well as individuals who are active in the fight against [b1] hate crimes.
  • *New* Additional photos and new links to online video clips provide powerful visual learning for students.
  • A new appendix includes a list of recommended films that reinforce key concepts and themes.
  • Extensive end-of-chapter pedagogy includes chapter conclusions, discussion questions, and Internet exercises (many of which have been updated) to help students master the material.

Intended Audience

This book is designed to spark discussion in undergraduate and graduate courses such as Hate Crimes; Victimology; Violence; and Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in departments of criminology, criminal justice, and sociology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901452256626
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/05/2013
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 367
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld has a BA in psychology from Reed College, an MA and a PhD in psychology from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and a JD from the University of Nebraska. She is a professor and chair of Criminal Justice at California State University, Stanislaus, where she has taught a class on hate crimes since 1994. In addition to hate crimes, her research interests include juvenile justice, capital punishment, and psychology and law.

Table of Contents

Preface
Second Edition Preface
Third Edition Preface
Fourth Edition Preface
Acknowledgments
1. The Whys and Hows of Hate Crime Laws
Overview of This Book
Goals of This Book
Punishing Hate Before Hate Crime Laws
Arguments for Having Hate Crime Laws
The Birth of Hate Crimes
Hate Crime Laws Today
Hate Speech
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Internet Exercises
Suggested Readings
2. The Hate Debate: Constitutional and Policy Problems
Hate Crime Laws and the Constitution
Which Groups Should Be Protected?
Identifying and Prosecuting Hate Crimes
Paradoxical Effects of Hate Crime Laws
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Internet Exercises
Suggested Readings
3. Committing Hate: Who and Why
The Offender Profile
The Psychology of Prejudice
What Makes a Bigot?
Bullying
Hate Crime and Terrorism
Why Do People Join Organized Hate Groups?
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Internet Exercises
Suggested Readings
4. Organized Hate
What Is a Hate Group?
Hate Group Typologies
Major American Hate Groups
Hate Group Ideologies
Hate Group Recruitment and Defection
Hate Group Activities
Women in Organized Hate
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Internet Exercises
Suggested Readings
5. Hate Crime Victims
Problems in Identifying Hate Crime Victims
Official Hate Crime Data
Advocacy Group Data
Hate Crimes Against African Americans
Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes
Hate Crimes Against LGBT People
Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes
Other Victims
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Internet Exercises
Suggested Readings
6. Fighting Hate
The Psychology of Reducing Prejudice
Antihate Groups
Government Initiatives for Fighting Hate
Other Antihate Approaches
Dealing With Hate Crime Offenders
Assessing Efforts to Fight Hate
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Internet Exercises
Suggested Readings
7. Global Hate: International Problems and Solutions
Distinguishing Hate Crimes From Other Events
The Narrow Study of Global Hate
The Rise of Nationalism and the Radical Right
Five Countries’ Approaches to Hate Crimes
A Global Hate Network
Policing Hate Across Borders
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Internet Exercises
Suggested Readings
8. The Future of Hate
New Research
Better Data Collection
Law Enforcement Responses
Legislation
Globalized Hate
Fighting Hate
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Internet Exercises
Appendix A: Selected International Hate Crime Laws
Appendix B: Selected Resources on Hate Crimes
Appendix C: Film Suggestions
References
Index
About the Author

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