Hate Crimes: Causes, Controls, and Controversies
Hate Crimes: Causes, Controls, and Controversies addresses the many facets of hate crimes, providing a comprehensive examination of this complex problem. Author Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld explores the causes of prejudice, the history and operation of hate crime legislation, the activities of organized extremist groups, the international manifestations and solutions to hate crimes, and the consequences of hate crimes upon victims and communities. Considering a broad range of issues from a variety of perspectives, this multidisciplinary text includes the latest legal developments and cutting-edge social research. To inspire and engage students, the author includes topics such as hate on campus, information for starting an anti-hate campaign, and a sampling of state hate crime laws.
Designed to spark discussion in hate crimes courses for undergraduate and graduate students in criminology, criminal justice, and sociology, Hate Crimes will also be of interest to instructors teaching courses on victimology, violence, and race/ethnicity/gender.