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Hate crimes : criminal law & identity politics

Author: James B Jacobs; Kimberly Potter
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001, ©1998.
Series: Studies in crime and public policy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the early-1980s, the US Congress and many state legislatures passed a wave of "hate crime" laws requiring the collection of statistics on, and enhancing punishments for, crimes motivated by  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James B Jacobs; Kimberly Potter
ISBN: 0195140540 9780195140545
OCLC Number: 45307045
Description: vii, 212 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: [ch]. 1. Introduction --
[ch]. 2. What is hate crime? --
[ch]. 3. Hate crime laws --
[ch]. 4. Social construction of a hate crime epidemic --
[ch]. 5. Politics of hate crime laws --
[ch]. 6. Justification for hate crime laws --
[ch]. 7. Enforcing hate crime laws --
[ch]. 8. Hate speech, hate crime, and the constitution --
[ch]. 9. Identity politics and hate crimes --
[ch]. 10. Policy recommendations.
Series Title: Studies in crime and public policy.
Responsibility: James B. Jacobs, Kimberly Potter.

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