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Hate Crime : Concepts, Policy, Future Directions - Neil Chakraborti

Hate Crime

Concepts, Policy, Future Directions

By: Neil Chakraborti (Editor)

Paperback Published: 16th March 2011
ISBN: 9781843927792
Number Of Pages: 264

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Hate crime has become an increasingly familiar term in recent times as problems of bigotry and prejudice continue to pose complex challenges for societies across the world. Although greater recognition is now afforded to hate crimes and their associated harms, the problem is still widespread and many key questions remain unanswered. Are we doing enough to protect vulnerable members of society? Are we doing enough to address the offending behaviour of hate crime perpetrators? Are there better ways of understanding and responding to hate crime?

This book brings together contributions from leading experts in the field to address these and other contested issues in this fascinating and often controversial subject area. Drawing upon innovative work being undertaken nationally and internationally, the book offers fresh ideas on hate crime scholarship and policy and in so doing enables readers to re-evaluate the concept of hate crime in the light of fresh research, theory and policy.

It provides much-needed ways of taking the `hate debate' forward as well as offering practical suggestions for developing both scholarship and policy in a more progressive manner.

'This well-organised and well-written collection of essays is a useful contribution that achieves its purpose of advancing hate crime scholarship and policy.

The collection engages with many issues on hate crime that are underexplored by researchers and policy makers. It also paves the way for new areas of investigation.'
- Jordan Blair Woods, PhD Student, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge in The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, July 2011

List of tables, figures and case studiesp. ix
Abbreviationsp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Notes on contributorsp. xv
Future developments for hate crime thinking: who, what and why?p. 1
Developing Understandings of Hate Crime
The more things change post-9/11 trends in hate crime scholarshipp. 17
The victimisation of goths and the boundaries of hate crimep. 40
Future challenges for hate crime policy: lessons from the pastp. 58
Homophobic hate crime in Northern Irelandp. 78
Verbal and textual hostility in contextp. 99
Hate crime offendersp. 124
Developing Responses to Hate Crime
Law enforcement and hate crime: theoretical perspectives on the complexities of policing 'hatred'p. 149
From hate to 'Prevent': community safety and counterterrorismp. 169
Hate crime victims and hate crime reporting: some impertinent questionsp. 194
Racial aggravation or aggravating racism: overcoming the disjunction between legal and subjective realitiesp. 209
Healing harms and engendering tolerance: the promise of restorative justice for hate crimep. 228
Indexp. 249
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ISBN: 9781843927792
ISBN-10: 1843927799
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 16th March 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1