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Hate crimes

Author: Tamara L Roleff
Publisher: San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, ©2001.
Series: Current controversies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the increasing incidence of crimes that are motivated by bias against another person or group. examining the causes and occurrences of such hate crimes and the psychology of those who commit them.
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Genre/Form: Young adult nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tamara L Roleff
ISBN: 0737704543 9780737704549 0737704535 9780737704532
OCLC Number: 43751847
Description: 154 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1: Are hate crimes a serious problem? --
Overview: what is a hate crime? / James B. Jacobs and Kimberly Potter --
Hate crimes are a serious problem / William J. Clinton --
Hate crimes against gays are a serious problem / Dan Quinn --
Hate crimes against women are a serious problem / Patt Morrison --
All hate crimes are a serious problem / Susan Raffo --
Hate crimes are not a serious problem / Samuel Francis --
Hate crime statistics are misleading / Jared Taylor --
Many hate crimes are hoaxes / Jon Sanders --
Most crimes against women are not hate crimes / Cathy Young. Ch. 2: Should hate speech be restricted? --
Overview: A history of hate speech laws / Steven J. Heyman --
Some hate speech can be restricted / Margaret Crosby --
The case for campus speech codes / Richard Delgado --
Hate speech must be condemned / Sanford Cloud Jr. --
Hate speech should not be restricted / Paul K. McMasters --
The case against campus speech codes / Stephen A. Smith --
Hate speech on the Internet should not be restricted / Charles Levendosky. Ch. 3: Are federal hate crime laws necessary? --
Overview: Hate crime legislation / Kenneth Jost --
Hate crime laws are necessary / Eric Holder --
Hate crime laws do not threaten free speech / Howard P. Berkowitz --
Hate crime laws may teach tolerance / Patrick Jordan --
Hate crime laws threaten equal protection / Nat Hentoff --
Hate crime laws threaten free speech / Melissa Suarez --
Hate is not a crime / First Things. Ch. 4: Which groups pose a threat to society? --
Hate groups do not pose a serious threat / David A. Lehrer --
Individuals are responsible for most hate crimes/ Jo Thomas --
Anti-hate groups promote hate and violence / Samuel Francis --
Religious conservatives promote hate and violence Sarah J. McCarthy --
Religious conservatives do not promote hate and violence / Mark Tooley --
Prison gangs promote hate and violence / Eric Tischler.
Series Title: Current controversies.
Responsibility: Tamara L. Roleff, book editor.

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Discusses the increasing incidence of crimes that are motivated by bias against another person or group. examining the causes and occurrences of such hate crimes and the psychology of those who commit them.

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by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-07-27) Good Permalink

     This book is a collection of essays by a multitude of experts covering hate crimes. the need or lack of need for specific laws, and the portntial non-effect or negative effect upon free speech.. This book made me re-examine and issue (hate crime laws) of which I thought I...
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