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Journal of Social Issues, Volume 58, Number 2, Understanding the Harm of Hate Crime

ISBN: 978-1-4051-0079-3
242 pages
July 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
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This issue takes an interdisciplinary approach to examine the harms of hate crime and hate speech. Working definitions are situated within the broader context of intergroup relations, prejudice, aggression, and law and social policy. Theory and research from social psychology, criminology, and legal studies are utilized to describe this context.
  • Several studies significantly contribute by including empirical observations of the impact of hate speech and hate crime
  • The studies that focus on the perpetrator add unique discussions regarding similar social attitudes between hate group members and ordinary youth in addition to crime motives of hate crime perpetrators
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Part I: Introduction and Overview.

Part II:Societal Perspectives: Balancing Freedom and Equality.

Part III:Perpetrator Perspectives: Origins and Motives.

Part IV:Victim Perspectives: Impact and Response.

Part V:2000 Kurt Lewin Award Address.
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Robert J. Boeckmann is the Director of Studies and Bachelor of Behavioral Science in the School of Psychology at Flinders University.

Carolyn Turpin-Petrosino is Associate Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice at Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, Massachusetts. She received a Bachelors of Science from Howard University, Washington, D.C.; a Masters in Social Work from, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey; and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey. She has conducted research and/or has published articles on parole decision making; historical hate crimes; community policing in public housing communities; police subculture and intra-agency communication patterns and; perceptions of police subculture among minority officers. Dr.Turpin-Petrosino is currently involved with examining the impact of civil liberties on hate crime legislation. Monograph projects include ethics and criminal justice policies in addition to minority women in law enforcement.

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  • Several studies significantly contribute by including empirical observations of the impact of hate speech and hate crime.

  • The studies that focus on the perpetrator add unique discussions regarding similar social attitudes between hate group members and ordinary youth in addition to crime motives of hate crime perpetrators.
See More

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