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Hate Crimes Revisited America's War on Those Who Are Different

ISBN-10: 0813339227
ISBN-13: 9780813339221
Edition: 2002 (Revised)
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Description: Violence aimed at individuals because they are members of a particular group was once considered to be the rare illegal activity of a small but vocal assortment of extremists who thrived on hating minorities. This book reveals that this is no longer  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.50
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 9/13/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Violence aimed at individuals because they are members of a particular group was once considered to be the rare illegal activity of a small but vocal assortment of extremists who thrived on hating minorities. This book reveals that this is no longer the case, as hate crimes have swept the world.

Jack Levin is the Irving and Betty Brudnick Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Northeastern University, where he co-directs its Center on Violence and Conflict and teaches courses in the sociology of violence and hate. He has authored or co-authored 30 books, most recently Serial Killers and Sadistic Murderers-Up Close and Personal and The Violence of Hate. Levin has also published more than 100 articles in professional journals and books and more than 150 columns in major newspapers, such as The New York Times, The Sunday London Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and USA Today. In 2009, he received a major award from the American Sociological Association for his contributions to the public understanding of sociology. Also in 2009, he received the Apple Award from the New England Sociological Association for his contributions to teaching. Levin has spoken to a wide variety of community, academic, and professional groups, including the White House Conference on Hate Crimes, the National Organization of Hostage Negotiators, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Acknowledgments
Introduction Hate Crimes Reconsidered
Reign of Terror: The Root of All Evil
Nasty Pictures in Our Heads: Beliefs, Stereotypes, and Learning to Hate
Hatred Is Hot: The Mixed Messages of Pop Culture
Resentment: Motivations Behind the Hate
For the Thrill of It: The Strong Preying on the Weak
Defending Against a Personal Threat: To Hate Is to Protect
Ridding the World of Evil: Hate as a Delusional Mission
Brotherhood of Bigotry: Organized Hatred Across the Country
Hate Goes to School: Still Alive and Well on Campus
Minority Against Minority: Pitched Battles of Hate
Hatred Around the World: Keeping Foreigners Out
Police Response: Training, Cultural Sensitivity, Internal Monitoring, and Taking a Hard Line Against Hate Crimes
Public Policy and the Law: How Hate Crimes are Prosecuted and Interpreted
Prevention: Stopping the Crimes and Offenders in Their Tracks
Community Response: Fighting Hate Crimes One Neighborhood at a Time
Revisiting Hate Crimes
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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