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Hate Crime
Impact, Causes and Responses

Second Edition


March 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

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
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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


Neil Chakraborti

Neil Chakraborti is a Professor of Criminology at the University of Leicester, Director of the Leicester Centre for Hate Studies and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Ontario. He has published widely within the field of hate crime, and his books include Hate Crime: Impact, Causes and Responses (Sage, 2nd edition 2015; 1st edition 2009 with Jon Garland) Responding to Hate Crime: The Case for Connecting Policy and Research (2014, with Jon Garland); Islamophobia, Victimisation and the Veil (2014 with Irene Zempi); Hate Crime: Concepts, Policy, Future Directions (2010); and Rural Racism (2004 with Jon Garland). Neil conducts ongoing... More About Author

Jon Garland

Jon Garland is a Reader in Criminology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey. His main areas of research are in the fields of hate crime, rural racism, community and identity, policing and victimisation. He has just finished working on the Leicester Hate Crime Project, a two-year hate crime victimisation study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Prior to this he has been awarded research grants from the Home Office (to evaluate police diversity training); Leicester City Council (to conduct an audit of the local African Caribbean community); the European Union (to examine the issue of racism in football)... More About Author

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