Hate Crimes: Causes, Controls, and Controversies, 2nd Edition

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9781412980258: Hate Crimes: Causes, Controls, and Controversies, 2nd Edition

A multidisciplinary approach―broad in scope and scholarly in content

Important questions are being raised in the media about hate crime legislation, and controversial stories and examples of recent hate crimes are prominent in the press. This dynamic, comprehensive text provides a multidisciplinary approach to the fascinating topic of hate crimes; drawing on recent developments, issues, and current research; and examining the impact of these crimes on different communities and individuals. Students delve into the range of issues that foster hate crimes while learning how these criminal acts impact them, as well as their communities.

New and proven features

  • *New* Updated cases, statutes, statistics, and references to current events (including homelessness, hate crime laws, and immigrants as targets of hate) make the book′s content both timely and relevant.
  • Broad coverage includes the many facets of hate crimes and incorporates the most recent legal developments and the most current social research, as well as recent events of interest to students.
  • A multidisciplinary approach makes the book useful for a variety of courses in different disciplines.
  • Special interest boxes focus on riveting, student-relevant topics such as hate on campus, examples of some state hate crime laws, some "Classics" of extremist literature, and how to start your own anti-hate campaign.
  • "Narrative Portraits," many commissioned specifically for this text and several new to this edition, offer a personalized account of both victims and perpetrators of hate crimes, as well as individuals who are active in the fight against [b1] hate crimes.
  • *New* Additional photos and new links to online video clips provide powerful visual learning for students.
  • A new appendix includes a list of recommended films that reinforce key concepts and themes.
  • Extensive end-of-chapter pedagogy includes chapter conclusions, discussion questions, and Internet exercises (many of which have been updated) to help students master the material.

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About the Author:

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.

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