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Hate Crimes

A Reference Handbook, Second Edition

Hate Crimes by Donald Altschiller
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This second edition covers the alarming increase in hate crimes in the United States and abroad, and the legal, political, and educational efforts to combat intolerance and violence against minority group members. Despite a common misperception in the United States, hate crimes are not solely committed by young, white males against minority group members. Perpetrators have also included blacks, Muslims, Hispanics, and others. Unlike earlier years, when many such incidents went virtually unnoticed, today, bias-motivated violence attracts national and international outrage. Since the September 11 terrorist attacks there has been an increase in both the number of hate crimes and the amount of literature on the topic.

The FBI issues an annual statistical listing of bias-related incidents and organizations and the Anti-Defamation League, the Anti-Violence Project, and the National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium publish comprehensive data on anti-Jewish, antigay, and anti-Asian hate-motivated crimes, respectively. This thoroughly updated second edition contains considerable new and updated information on hate crimes. Narrative chapters report on the frequency and extent of these crimes and the history of related legislation. In addition to the extensive bibliography, there are lists of films, videotapes, and websites on the subject. The chronology chapter includes a list of major and lesser-known hate crimes, providing essential information to students and researchers wanting detailed information on hate crimes.

ABC-CLIO; April 2005
260 pages; ISBN 9781851096299
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Title: Hate Crimes
Author: Donald Altschiller