Hate Crimes Causes, Controls, and Controversies

ISBN-10: 1452256624

ISBN-13: 9781452256627

Edition: 3rd 2013

Authors: Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld

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Gerstenfeld's Hate Crimes is the most accessible and comprehensive textbook on hate crimes available with its wide range of interdisciplinary coverage and first-person vignettes. It isáaimed at upper division undergraduate and graduate courses in hate crimes, as well as in a number of related topics. The textáisámultidisciplinary in its approach, broad in its scope, and scholarly in its contents. It will continue to teach students new concepts, and also inform them of ongoing developments in the field.áThis book combines information from a variety of sources into a single format which is easily understood by all students. Features and Benefits:More coverage of legal considerations.Narrative Portrait boxes with first person accounts.Strong interdisciplinary perspective with information provided from criminology, psychology, sociology and law.Author is becoming nationally known for her work in the field.
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List price: $67.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/7/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

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.

Second Edition Preface
Third Edition Preface
Overview of This Book
Goals of This Book
Discussion Questions
The Whys and Hows of Hate Crime Laws
Punishing Hate Before Hate Crime Laws
Arguments for Having Hate Crime Laws
Retribution: Hate Crimes Are Different From Ordinary Crimes
Symbolic Effects
The Birth of Hate Crimes
Hate Crime Laws Today
Hate Speech
Narrative Portrait: The ADL Perspective on Hate Crimes
Discussion Questions
Internet Exercises
Suggested Readings
The Hate Debate: Constitutional and Policy Problems
Hate Crime Laws and the Constitution
Are Hate Crimes Thought Crimes?
Do Hate Crime Laws Have a "Chilling Effect"?
Other Constitutional Issues
Which Groups Should Be Protected?
Sexual Orientation
Factors That Affect States' Decisions About Which Groups to Protect
Identifying and Prosecuting Hate Crimes
Victims' Reporting of Hate Crimes
Police Responses to Hate Crimes
Prosecuting Hate Crimes
Paradoxical Effects of Hate Crime Laws
Hare Crime Laws Might Inspire Complacency
Hate Crime Laws Might Cause Resentment of Minorities
Hate Crime Laws Might Disempower Minorities
Hate Crime Laws Might Increase Prejudice
Narrative Portrait: Prosecuting Hate Crimes
Discussion Questions
Internet Exercises
Suggested Readings
Committing Hate: Who and Why
The Offender Profile
The "Typical" Offender
Offender Motivations
The Psychology of Prejudice
The Development of Prejudice
Narrative Portrait: Growing Up Racist, I
How Stereotypes Affect Us
What Makes a Bigot?
The Role of the Family
Situational factors
Narrative Portrait: Growing Up Racist, II
Why Do People Join Organized Hate Groups?
Discussion Questions
Internet Exercises
Suggested Readings
Organized Hate
What Is a Hate Group?
Problems in Defining Hate Groups
Characteristics Shared by All Hate Groups
Characteristics Shared by Most Hate Groups
Hate Group Typologies
Major American Hate Groups
The Ku Klux Klan
Racist Skinheads
The Racist Militia Movement
Narrative Portrait: At a Klan Rally, I
Hate Group Ideologies
Racial Separatism
Common Antipathy for the Same Groups
Common Antipathy for Particular Beliefs and Actions
Hate Group Recruitment and Defection
Births and Deaths of Hate Groups
Hate Group Activities
Organized Political Activity
Women in Organized Hate
Narrative Portrait: At a Klan Rally, II
Discussion Questions
Internet Exercises
Suggested Readings
Hate Crime Victims
Problems in Identifying Hate Crime Victims
Difficulties in Reporting
Difficulties in Recording
Difficulties With Self-Reports
Official Hate Crime Data
Advocacy Group Data
Hate Crimes Against African Americans
Hare Crimes Against African Americans, Yesterday
Hate Crimes Against African Americans, Today
Hate Crimes Against African Americans, Tomorrow
Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes
Anti-Semitism in the United States Today
Why the Jews?
Hate Crimes Against LGBT People
Narrative Portrait: A Victim's Testimony
How Common Are Antigay Hate Crimes?
Why Homophobic Hate Crimes?
Other Victims
Narrative Portrait: Aftermath of a Murder
Discussion Questions
Internet Exercises
Suggested Readings
Fighting Hate
The Psychology of Reducing Prejudice
Theories and Models
Changing Legal, Social, or Cultural Messages
Antihate Groups
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWQ
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF)
Other Antihate Groups
Common Features of Antihate Groups
Government Initiatives for Fighting Hate
Narrative Portrait: A Mother Fights Hate
Other Antihate Approaches
Local Initiatives
The Internet
Dealing With Hate Crime Offenders
Ways to Promote Rehabilitation
Civil Remedies
Assessing Efforts to Fight Hate
Effectiveness of Major Approaches to Fighting Hate
The Contact Hypothesis
Social Recategorization
Changing the Laws
Changing Cultural Norms
Narrative Portrait: Portrait of an Offender in Treatment
Discussion Questions
Internet Exercises
Suggested Readings
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
Narrative Portrait: Ethnic Cleansing in Bosnia-Herzegovina
United Kingdom
Commonalities and Differences
A Global Hate Network
Links Between Hate Groups
The Internet
White Power Music
Policing Hate Across Borders
Narrative Portrait: When Hate Leads to Genocide
Discussion Questions
Internet Exercises
Suggested Readings
The Future of Hate
New Research
Areas Where Research Is Needed
Why Do Research?
Better Data Collection
Law Enforcement Responses
Groups Protected
Civil Actions
Legislation Concerning Law Enforcement
Globalized Hate
Fighting Hate
Focus on Young People
Focus on Bias in State Institutions
Focus on Prejudices in Society
Discussion Questions
Internet Exercises
Selected International Hate Crime Laws
Selected Resources on Hate Crimes
Film Suggestions
About the Author
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