In the Name of Hate: Understanding Hate Crimes

Synopsis

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 US hold. Barbara Perry provides an historical understanding of hate crimes and also examines the misrepresented inter-ethnic violence including the Asian and African-American community.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2001