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Crimes of Hate
Selected Readings

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September 2003 | 408 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

As an emerging domain of law, the field of hate crimes is changing rapidly. Staying current with the wide-ranging social and legal aspects of hate crimes is essential to understanding policy implications and the growing societal debate.

Crimes of Hate: Selected Readings is the first comprehensive reader to offer an up-to-date, multidisciplinary examination of hate crimes. Editors Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld and Diana R. Grant include articles from a variety of disciplines, including criminal justice, criminology, sociology, psychology, and political science. With introductions, discussion questions, and resource lists, this unique anthology combines the most current research on hate crimes with accessible articles from scholarly and legal journals in a single, easily understood format.

Incorporating a variety of perspectives, Crimes of Hate: Selected Readings examines

    • Policy issues and legislation
    • Offenders and organized hate groups
    • Victims and the impact of hate crimes on individuals and groups
    • Hate crime prevention efforts
    • International issues of hate crime

Developed as a companion to Gerstenfeld's Hate Crimes: Causes, Controls, and Controversies, this innovative reader will provoke thought and discussion in undergraduate and graduate students in criminology, criminal justice, and sociology courses.

 
Preface
 
SECTION ONE: INTRODUCTION
C. Petrosino
1. Connecting the Past to the Future: Hate Crime in America
 
SECTION TWO: HATE CRIME LAWS
R. Grattet and V. Jenness
2. The Birth and Maturation of Hate Crime Policy in the United States
J. McDevitt, J. Balboni, L. Garcia, and J. Gu
3. Consequences for Victims: A Comparison of Bias- and Non-bias-Motivated Assaults
K. M. Craig
4. Retaliation, Fear, or Rage: An Investigation of African American and White Reactions to Racist Hate Crimes
 
5. R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul, 505 U.S. 377
 
SECTION THREE: POLICY PROBLEMS
 
6. Wisconsin v. Mitchell, 508 U.S. 476
K. Franklin
7. Good Intentions: The Enforcement of Hate Crime Penalty-Enhancement Statutes
J. J. Nolan, and Y. Akiyama
8. An Analysis of Factors that Affect Law Enforcement Participation in Hate Crime Reporting
 
SECTION FOUR: HATE CRIME OFFENDERS
J. McDevitt, J. Levin, and S. Bennett
9. Hate Crime Offenders: An Expanded Typology
B. D. Byers, B. W. Crider, and G. K. Biggers
10. Bias Crime Motivation: A Study of Hate Crime and Offender Neutralization Techniques Used Against The Amish
J. F. Dovidio, S. L. Gaertner, K. Kawakami, and G. Hodson
11. Why Can't We Just Get Along? Interpersonal Biases and Interracial Distrust
P. B. Gerstenfeld, D. R. Grant, and C. Chiang
12. Hate Online: A Content Analysis of Extremist Internet Sites
L. Wang
13. Hate Crime and Everyday Discrimination: Influences of and on The Social Context
 
SECTION FIVE: ORGANIZED HATE GROUPS
R. S. Ezekiel
14. An Ethnographer Looks at Neo-Nazi and Klan Groups: The Racist Mind Revisited
B. Levin
15. History as a Weapon: How Extremists Deny the Holocaust in North America
R. Blazak
16. White Boys to Terrorist Men: Target Recruitment of Nazi Skinheads
 
SECTION SIX: HATE CRIME VICTIMS
S. Torres
17. Hate Crimes Against African Americans: The Extent of the Problem
G. M. Herek, J. R. Gillis, J. C. Cogan, and E. K. Glunt
18. Hate Crime Victimization Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults: Prevalence, Psychological Correlates, and Methodological Issues
T. Chen
19. Hate Violence as Border Patrol: An Asian American Theory of Hate Violence
R. Grattet and V. Jenness
20. Examining The Boundaries Of Hate Crime Law: Disabilities and the "Dilemma of Difference"
 
SECTION SEVEN: FIGHTING CRIME
F. W. Winkel
21. Hate Crime and Anti-Racism Campaigning: Testing the Approach of Portraying Stereotypical Information-Processing
A. H. Shenk
22. Victim-Offender Mediation: The Road to Repairing Hate Crime Injustice
J. Mahoney
23. Stop The Hate: Massachusetts Task Force Creates Student Civil Rights Project to Combat Problem
 
SECTION EIGHT: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES
R. White and S. Perrone
24. Racism, Ethnicity and Hate Crime
M. W. Watts
25. Aggressive Youth Cultures and Hate Crime: Skinheads and Xenophobic Youth in Germany
P. Iganksi
26. Legislating Against Hate: Outlawing Racism and Anti-Semitism in Britain
M. Brearley
27. The Persecution of Gypsies in Europe
Key features
  • The field of hate crimes has changed fairly rapidly. This text will incorporate the most recent legal aspects (laws and court cases), as well as the most recent social science research.
  • A challenge in teaching this course is that students may lack familiarity with the literature from disciplines other than their own. This book will deal with this problem by combining information from a variety of sources into a single format which will be easily understood by all students.
  • Unlike most edited collections that do exist on specific topics related to hate crimes, this book will be multidisciplinary in scope, and each selection will be prefaced with an introduction and followed by discussion questions and a "further resources" section.
  • Designed to also be a complementary reader for Phyllis Gerstenfeld's Hate Crimes to be published by Sage in late June or early July 2003.

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