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Description - Hate Crimes Revisited by Jack McDevitt

Two leading experts on hate crime reassess the threat of violence based on difference--whether in sexual orientation, race, gender, ethnicity, or citizenship-- to help us better understand and ultimately prevent such acts from occuring in the future. Hate crimesviolence aimed at individuals because they are members of a particular groupwere once considered the rare illegal actions of a small but vocal assortment of extremists who thrived on hating minorities. No more. In this new book by two of the countrys leading experts on hate crimes, published ten years after their classic book of the same name, these most-recognized authorities and media commentators reinterpret this scourge of our generationhatred based on race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, and even citizenship. In the aftermath of the worst act of terrorism in this countrys historythe bombing of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001the authors probe the causes and characteristics of such acts of hatred and, most vitally, their consequences for all of us.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813339221
ISBN-10: 0813339227
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Basic Books
Publish Date: 23-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jack McDevitt

Jack Levinis the Brudnick professor of sociology and criminology at Northeastern Unive rsity, where he directs its Brudnick Center on Con flict and Violence. He has written numerous books and articles about hate and violence, has been fea tured in the New York Times, the Chic ago Tribune, the Boston Globe, U SA Today, and numerous radio and television n ews programs and talk shows. He lives in Boston, M assachusetts.Jack McDevitt is a leading academic expert on hate crimes in America. He dire cts the Institute for Research on Race and Justice at Northeastern University. An expert witness for a number of congressional panels on hate crimes, he lives in Massachusetts.

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