In the Name of Hate: Understanding Hate Crimes

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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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Contents

Doing Difference
31
Race Difference
57
MinorityonMinority
119
SIX Hate Groups and Ideologies of Power
135
Ethnoviolence and the State
179
Doing Difference Differently
225
Bibliography
255
Index
273
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About the author (2001)

Barbara Perry is Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Northern Arizona University. She is the co-editor of Investigating Difference: Human and Cultural Relations in Criminal Justice (1999).

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