In the Name of Hate: Understanding Hate Crimes

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Matthew Shephard, Billy Jack Gaither, Columbine, Jonesboro. This laundry list of hate is a 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, arguing for an expansion of the legal definitions that most states in the United States hold. Barbara Perry provides a 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

The Violence of Hatred
1
ONE Defining and Measuring Hate Crime
7
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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