In the Name of Hate: Understanding Hate Crimes
Psychology Press, 2001 - Social Science - 276 pages
Hate crimes. The mere phrase sends shivers down the spine of every individual. Matthew Shephard, Billy Jack Gaither, Columbine, Jonesboro - this laundry list of hate is the frightening reminder that such crimes are a sad fact of life in the world today. In the name of hate is the first book to offer a comprehensive theory of hate crimes and offers an expansion of the legal definitions that most states in the USA hold. Barbara Perry provides an historical understanding of hate crimes and provocatively argues that hate crimes are not an aberration of current society, but, rather a by-product of a society still grappling with inequality, difference, fear, and hate.
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