Hate Crimes : Causes, Controls, and Controversies

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2010-03-11
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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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
Hate Speech
Narrative Portrait: The Adl Perspective on Hate Crimes
Discussion Questions
Internet Exercises
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
Discussion Questions
Internet Exercises
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?
Discussion Questions
Internet Exercises
Organized Hate
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
Discussion Questions
Internet Exercises
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
Other Victims
Narrative Portrait: Aftermath of a Murder
Discussion Questions
Internet Exercises
Fighting Hate
The Psychology of Reducing Prejudice
Antihate Groups
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
Discussion Questions
Internet Exercises
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
Discussion Questions
Internet Exercises
The Future of Hate
New Research
Better Data Collection
Law Enforcement Responses
Globalized Hate
Fighting Hate
Selected International Hate Crime Laws
Selected Resources on Hate Crimes
Film Suggestions
Discussion Questions
Internet Exercises
About the Author
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