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Hate Crime: Impact, Causes and Responses 2ed

by Neil Chakraborti and Jon Garland SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
04/2015
ISBN:
9781446272510
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Pbk 208 pages
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This book examines the ways in which hatred and prejudice in society relate to crime and criminal justice. It covers racist, religiously motivated, homophobic and disablist hate crime, along with gender and violence. It also considers the implications of hate crime on policing and its representation in the media. This second edition includes expanded coverage on cyberbullying, as well as a range of links to online material to accompany the already extensive further reading lists in each chapter.

Chapter One: Understanding Hate Crime
Chapter Two: Racist Hate Crime
Chapter Three: Religiously Motivated Hate Crime
Chapter Four: Homophobic Hate Crime
Chapter Five: Transphobic Hate Crime
Chapter Six: Disablist Hate Crime
Chapter Seven: Vulnerability, 'Difference' and Gendered Violence
Chapter Eight: Perpetrators of Hate Crime
Chapter Nine: Responding to Hate Crime
Chapter Ten: International Perspectives on Hate Crime
Chapter Eleven: Conclusions and Future Directions

A very useful read for students or practitioners wanting to expand their understanding of this important area. The text is up-to-date, covering such recent developments as the murder of Lee Rigby and the rise of recent far right street movements. The source material encompasses a wide range of international research but also the impressive work of the two central authors who are clearly leaders in the field... I [recommend] this book to all with an interest in the field who would benefit from an extremely competent and illuminating overview.
Neil Chakraborti is a Professor of Criminology at the University of Leicester, Director of the Leicester Centre for Hate Studies and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Ontario. He has published widely within the field of hate crime, and his books include Hate Crime: Impact, Causes and Responses (Sage, 2nd edition 2015; 1st edition 2009 with Jon Garland) Responding to Hate Crime: The Case for Connecting Policy and Research (2014, with Jon Garland); Islamophobia, Victimisation and the Veil (2014 with Irene Zempi); Hate Crime: Concepts, Policy, Future Directions (2010); and Rural Racism (2004 with Jon Garland). Neil conducts ongoing research in the field of hate studies, and was recently commissioned by the Equality and Human Rights Commission to investigate problems of under-reporting amongst lesbian, gay, bi and trans victims of hate crime. Prior to this he has led a series of funded research projects, including the ESRC-funded Leicester Hate Crime Project and a range of police- and local authority-funded studies of racism, victimisation and targeted hostility. In 2012 he was appointed as a Commissioner on the first-ever inquiry into sex in prisons within England and Wales, established by the Howard League for Penal Reform. He sits on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Criminology and Palgrave Communications, and is Chair of Research on the Board of Trustees for the Howard League for Penal Reform. Jon Garland is a Reader in Criminology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey. His main areas of research are in the fields of hate crime, rural racism, community and identity, policing and victimisation. He has just finished working on the Leicester Hate Crime Project, a two-year hate crime victimisation study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Prior to this he has been awarded research grants from the Home Office (to evaluate police diversity training); Leicester City Council (to conduct an audit of the local African Caribbean community); the European Union (to examine the issue of racism in football); and Greater Manchester Police (to evaluate police diversity training). He has also undertaken a number of projects examining the issue of rural racism, funded by three rural constabularies (Suffolk, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire) and associated partners. Jon has published six books: Racism and Anti-racism in Football (with Mike Rowe); The Future of Football (with Mike Rowe and Dominic Malcolm), Youth Culture, Popular Music and the End of aConsensusa (with the Subcultures Network), and (all with Neil Chakraborti) Rural Racism, Responding to Hate Crime: The Case for Connecting Policy and Research, and Hate Crime: Impact, Causes, and Consequences (now onto its second edition). He has also had numerous journal articles and reports published on issues of racism, the far-right, hate crime, policing, cultural criminology, and identity. He is on the Editorial Board of Law, Crime, Justice and Society and the Editorial Advisory Board of Crime Prevention and Community Safety: An International Journal.