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Understanding Hate Crimes

Acts, Motives, Offenders, Victims, and Justice

By Carolyn Turpin-Petrosino

Routledge – 2014 – 250 pages

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Description

Hate crimes and lesser acts of bigotry and intolerance are constants in today’s world. Since 1990, the federal government has monitored hate crime incidents in the United States. While the numbers are disturbing, even more devastating is the impact of these crimes on individuals, communities, and society.

This comprehensive textbook serves as a stand-alone source for instructors and students who study courses in hate crimes and/or other related courses. This text explores criminal justice policy as it relates to hate crimes by presenting a thorough and complete presentation of the subject in context.

A comprehensive single source, as an efficient and useful option for both instructors and students, this also assesses hate crimes policy.

Contents

Part 1: Introduction Part 2: A History of Hate in America Part 3: Hate Crime Laws and the Constitution Part 4: The Criminology of Hate Crimes Part 5: Offenders – Who Are They? Part 6: Victims – Who Are They? Part 7: Hate Crime Research – What Have We Learned? Part 8: Criminal Justice Responses Part 9: International Perspectives Part 10: A Look to the Future.

Name: Understanding Hate Crimes: Acts, Motives, Offenders, Victims, and Justice (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Carolyn Turpin-Petrosino. Hate crimes and lesser acts of bigotry and intolerance are constants in today’s world. Since 1990, the federal government has monitored hate crime incidents in the United States. While the numbers are disturbing, even more devastating is the...
Categories: Criminology and Criminal Justice, Social Psychology, Sociology & Social Policy