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Hate Crimes
Causes, Controls, and Controversies

Fourth Edition


© 2018 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The Fourth Edition of Hate Crimes: Causes, Controls, and Controversies takes a multidisciplinary approach that allows students to explore a broad scope of hate crimes. Drawing on recent developments, topics, and current research, this book examines the issues that foster hate crimes while demonstrating how these criminal acts impact individuals, as well as communities. Students are introduced to the issue through first-person vignettes—offering a more personalized account of both victims and perpetrators of hate crimes. Packed with the latest court cases, research, and statistics from a variety of scholarly sources, the Fourth Edition is one of the most comprehensive and accessible textbooks in the field.

 
Preface
 
Second Edition Preface
 
Third Edition Preface
 
Fourth Edition Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
1. The Whys and Hows of Hate Crime Laws
Overview of This Book  
Goals of This Book  
Punishing Hate Before Hate Crime Laws  
Arguments for Having Hate Crime Laws  
The Birth of Hate Crimes  
Hate Crime Laws Today  
Hate Speech  
Conclusion  
Discussion Questions  
Internet Exercises  
Suggested Readings  
 
2. 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  
Conclusion  
Discussion Questions  
Internet Exercises  
Suggested Readings  
 
3. Committing Hate: Who and Why
The Offender Profile  
The Psychology of Prejudice  
What Makes a Bigot?  
Bullying  
Hate Crime and Terrorism  
Why Do People Join Organized Hate Groups?  
Conclusion  
Discussion Questions  
Internet Exercises  
Suggested Readings  
 
4. Organized Hate
What Is a Hate Group?  
Hate Group Typologies  
Major American Hate Groups  
Hate Group Ideologies  
Hate Group Recruitment and Defection  
Hate Group Activities  
Women in Organized Hate  
Conclusion  
Discussion Questions  
Internet Exercises  
Suggested Readings  
 
5. 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  
Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes  
Other Victims  
Conclusion  
Discussion Questions  
Internet Exercises  
Suggested Readings  
 
6. Fighting Hate
The Psychology of Reducing Prejudice  
Antihate Groups  
Government Initiatives for Fighting Hate  
Other Antihate Approaches  
Dealing With Hate Crime Offenders  
Assessing Efforts to Fight Hate  
Conclusion  
Discussion Questions  
Internet Exercises  
Suggested Readings  
 
7. 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  
Five Countries’ Approaches to Hate Crimes  
A Global Hate Network  
Policing Hate Across Borders  
Conclusion  
Discussion Questions  
Internet Exercises  
Suggested Readings  
 
8. The Future of Hate
New Research  
Better Data Collection  
Law Enforcement Responses  
Legislation  
Globalized Hate  
Fighting Hate  
Conclusion  
Discussion Questions  
Internet Exercises  
 
Appendix A: Selected International Hate Crime Laws
 
Appendix B: Selected Resources on Hate Crimes
 
Appendix C: Film Suggestions
 
References
 
Index
 
About the Author

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Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld

Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld has a BA in psychology from Reed College, an MA and a PhD in psychology from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and a JD from the University of Nebraska. She is a professor and chair of Criminal Justice at California State University, Stanislaus, where she has taught a class on hate crimes since 1994. In addition to hate crimes, her research interests include juvenile justice, capital punishment, and psychology and law. More About Author

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