This engaging and thought-provoking text provides an accessible introduction to the subject of hate crime. In a world where issues of hatred and prejudice are creating complex challenges for society and for governments, this book provides an articulate and insightful overview of how such issues relate to crime and criminal justice. It offers comprehensive coverage, including topics such as:
- Racist hate crime
- Religiously motivated hate crime
- Homophobic crime
- Gender and violence
- Disablist hate crime
The book considers the challenges involved in policing hate crime, as well as exploring the role of the media. Legislative developments are discussed throughout.
Chapter summaries, case studies, a glossary, and advice on further reading all help to equip the reader with a clear understanding of this nuanced and controversial subject. Hate Crime is essential reading for students and academics in criminology and criminal justice.