Hate crime: the global politics of polarization

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Robert J. Kelly, Jess Maghan
Southern Illinois University Press, 1998 - Law - 253 pages
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These twelve previously unpublished essays explore the international phenomenon of hate crime, examining the socio-psychological dynamics of these crimes and the settings in which they occur, the relationships between offenders and their victims, the emotional states of the participants, and the legal and law enforcement responses to these crimes.


The essays address religious, racial, ethnic, and sexual crimes in the United States, Latin America, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. The essayists provide historical reviews of the problems and the ways local authorities understand and cope with the dilemmas as well as prognoses about the persistence of hate crime and the measures that can be taken to control and contain it.

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Robert J. Kelly is a Broeklundian Professor of social science at Brooklyn College and a professor of criminal justice at the Graduate School of the City University of New York.


Jess Maghan is an associate professor of criminal justice and the director of the Center for Research in Law and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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