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Who perpetrates hate crimes and why? How do hate groups recruit members? Why does so much controversy surround hate crime legislation? While hate crimes are becoming a popular area of academic study, many important questions about hate crimes remain unanswered.Hate Crimes: Causes, Controls, and Controversies addresses the many facets of hate crimes, providing a comprehensive examination of this complex problem. Author Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld explores the causes of prejudice, the history and operation of hate crime legislation, the activities of organized extremist groups, the international manifestations and solutions to hate crimes, and the consequences of hate crimes upon victims and communities. Considering a broad range of issues from a variety of perspectives, this multidisciplinary text includes the latest legal developments and cutting-edge social research.To inspire and engage students, the author includesCurrent and familiar topics such as hate on campusA sampling of state hate crime lawsInformation for starting an anti-hate campaignFirst-person accounts from victims and perpetrators of hate crimesPredictions about and recommendations for the future of hate crimesChapter conclusions, discussion questions, and Internet exercisesDesigned to spark discussion in hate crimes courses for undergraduate and graduate students in criminology, criminal justice, and sociology, Hate Crimes will also be of interest to instructors teaching courses on victimology, violence, and race, ethnicity, and gender.
Table of Contents
|Second Edition Preface|
|Overview of This book|
|Goals of This book|
|The Whys and Hows of Hate Crime Laws|
|Punishing Hate Before Hate Crime Laws|
|Arguments for Having Hate Crime Laws|
|The Birth of Hate Crimes|
|Hate Crime Laws Today|
|Narrative Portrait: The Adl Perspective on Hate Crimes|
|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|
|Narrative Portrait: Prosecuting Hate Crimes|
|Committing Hate: Who and Why|
|The Offender Profile|
|The Psychology of Prejudice|
|Narrative Portrait: Growing up Racist, I|
|What Makes a Bigot?|
|Narrative Portrait: Growing up Racist, II|
|Why Do People Join Organized Hate Groups?|
|What Is a Hate Group?|
|Hate Group Typologies|
|Major American Hate Groups|
|Narrative Portrait: At a Klan Rally, I|
|Hate Group Ideologies|
|Hate Group Recruitment and Defection|
|Hate Group Activities|
|Women in Organized Hate|
|Narrative Portrait: At a Klan Rally, II|
|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|
|Narrative Portrait: A Victim's Testimony|
|Narrative Portrait: Aftermath of a Murder|
|The Psychology of Reducing Prejudice|
|Government Initiatives for Fighting Hate|
|Narrative Portrait: A Mother Fights Hate|
|Other Antihate Approaches|
|Dealing With Hate Crime Offenders|
|Assessing Efforts to Fight Hate|
|Narrative Portrait: Portrait of an Offender in Treatment|
|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|
|Four Countries' Approaches to Hate Crimes|
|Narrative Portrait: Ethnic Cleansing in Bosnia-Herzegovina|
|A Global Hate Network|
|Policing Hate Across Borders|
|Narrative Portrait: When Hate Leads to Genocide|
|The Future of Hate|
|Better Data Collection|
|Law Enforcement Responses|
|Selected International Hate Crime Laws|
|Selected Resources on Hate Crimes|
|About the Author|
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