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Hate Crime
Impact, Causes and Responses

Second Edition

April 2015 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Hate crime is a particularly pernicious form of criminal behaviour that has significant impacts upon victims, their families and wider communities. In this substantially revised and updated edition the book examines the nature, extent and harms of hate crime, and the effectiveness of criminal justice responses to it. It covers racist, religiously motivated, homophobic, disablist and transphobic hate crime, as well as other forms of targeted victimisation such as gendered hostility, elder abuse, attacks upon alternative subcultures and violence against sex workers and the homeless. The book also assesses the complexities and controversies surrounding hate crime legislation and policy-making, as well as the continuing challenges associated with the policing of hate.

 

The second edition features expanded discussions of international perspectives and contemporary topics such as online hate and cyberbullying, as well as numerous case studies covering issues such as lone wolf extremists, Islamophobia, asylum seekers and the far right. The book contains a range of links to online material that accompany the extensive lists of further reading in each chapter. 


 
Chapter One: Understanding Hate Crime
 
Chapter Two: Racist Hate Crime
 
Chapter Three: Religiously Motivated Hate Crime
 
Chapter Four: Homophobic Hate Crime
 
Chapter Five: Transphobic Hate Crime
 
Chapter Six: Disablist Hate Crime
 
Chapter Seven: Vulnerability, ‘Difference’ and Gendered Violence
 
Chapter Eight: Perpetrators of Hate Crime
 
Chapter Nine: Responding to Hate Crime
 
Chapter Ten: International Perspectives on Hate Crime
 
Chapter Eleven: Conclusions and Future Directions

This is a fantastic book for helping students to understand the diverse nature of hate crime and will be a key text for helping students to understand the victimisation of a diverse range of demographic groups.

Miss Samantha Reveley
Faculty of Education and Society, Sunderland University
September 20, 2019

The previous edition of this book is already included on the reading list, so this is an updated version which I intend to recommend.

Mrs Ruth McGrath
Law , Policing and Investigation, University of Teeside
June 7, 2016

Great book, which gives you an understanding for hate crimes in a more general perspective.

Ms Sara Thunberg
Social Work , School of Law, Psychology and Social Work
March 1, 2016

Although the text is not key to the overall course, it does offer an interesting and informative read for anyone looking at the intricacies of victimology and the links to hate.

Miss Anna Waistnage
Health and Social care sciences, Grimsby Institute of HE & FE
June 2, 2015

This book presents an excellent review of one of the most important areas of Criminology: youth crime. The relation established by this book between the criminological theory and the special characteristics of this type of crime is very interesting. And those chapters related to Criminal Politics and the strategies for its prevention and formal control are even more interesting (and unusual).

Mr Francisco Bernabeu
Centro Crímina, Universidad Miguel Hernández
August 26, 2015

This book approaches a new criminal activity, which has been hardly dealt with in current scientific studies: hate crime. In a near future, hate crime will require more and more attention by criminological research. That is why this book is considered as a very useful learning tool for students of this concrete area of Criminology.

Mr Francisco Bernabeu
Centro Crímina, Universidad Miguel Hernández
October 15, 2015

It's a very interesting and relevant topic but unfortunately it's not possible at this moment in time to fit this into any of our courses. Hopefully we will be able to incorporate this topic in the future. This book will be most interesting for us then.

Mr Peter Karlsson
Sch of Health & Social Sciences - HOS, Halmstad University
May 3, 2015

This is a fantastic insight into the realm of 'hate crime', indicating its origins and developments in socio-political, criminal justice and academic domains over the years. Not only is it accessible for all levels of readership, it is well grounded in research and written by two of the leading scholars in this field making this an engaging and informative text.

Dr Marian Duggan
Social Policy, Sociology & Social Rsch, University of Kent
April 10, 2015

This book is refreshing to read, well written and nicely structured. A nuanced book that really encapsulates the broad conception of 'hate crime'.

Mr Aliraza Javaid
School of Social, Psychological & Comm, Leeds Beckett University
March 24, 2015

Excellent and extremely comprehensive look at a range of hate crimes. This book makes the topic more approachable for all levels.

Miss Emily Loftus
Sport, Public Services, Travel and Tourism, South Essex College
June 22, 2016
Key features

New to the Second Edition of Hate Crime:

  • Expanded discussions of international perspectives and contemporary topics e.g. online hate and cyberbullying
  • Case studies covering issues such as lone wolf extremists, Islamophobia, asylum seekers and the far right
  • Links to online material that accompany the extensive lists of further reading in each chapter. 
  • Expanded discussions of international perspectives and contemporary topics e.g. online hate and cyberbullying
  • Case studies covering issues such as lone wolf extremists, Islamophobia, asylum seekers and the far right
  • Links to online material that accompany the extensive lists of further reading in each chapter. 

Sample Materials & Chapters

Hate Crime: Perpetrators of Hate Crime


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