'This is a very thought provoking volume which will be of great interest to anyone concerned to understand and combat prejudice and hate in our society. We have much to learn from the American experience.' SCOLAG Journal, November 2005 As an emerging domain of law, the field of hate crimes is changing rapidly. Staying current with the wide-ranging social and legal aspects of hate crimes is essential to understanding policy implications and the growing societal debate. Crimes of Hate: Selected Readings is the first comprehensive reader to offer an up-to-date, multidisciplinary examination of hate crimes. Editors Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld and Diana R. Grant include articles from a variety of disciplines, including criminal justice, criminology, sociology, psychology, and political science. With introductions, discussion questions, and resource lists, this unique anthology combines the most current research on hate crimes with accessible articles from scholarly and legal journals in a single, easily understood format.
Incorporating a variety of perspectives, Crimes of Hate: Selected Readings examines Policy issues and legislation Offenders and organized hate groups Victims and the impact of hate crimes on individuals and groups Hate crime prevention efforts International issues of hate crime Developed as a companion to Gerstenfeld's Hate Crimes: Causes, Controls, and Controversies, this innovative reader will provoke thought and discussion in undergraduate and graduate students in criminology, criminal justice, and sociology courses.
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Author Biography - Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld
Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld has a BA in psychology from Reed College, an MA and a PhD in psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a JD from the University of Nebraska. She is a professor and chair of Criminal Justice at California State University, Stanislaus, where she has taught a class on hate crimes since 1994. In addition to hate crimes, her research interests include juvenile justice, capital punishment, and psychology and law. Diana R. Grant is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Administration at Sonoma State University. She received her Ph.D. in Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine. Her research interests focus on the social psychology of legal processes and legal decision making.