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Understanding the Harm of Hate Crime. Journal of Social Issues

  • ID: 2293176
  • Journal
  • May 2003
  • Region: Global
  • 242 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
This book takes an interdisciplinary approach to examine the harms of hate crime and hate speech. Working definitions of hate crime and hate speech 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. The multidisciplinary contributions collectively emphasize the origins of hate crime, the harm that it creates, and victims′ and society′s response to hate crime. They also highlight tensions between the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the US Constitution. Interrelationships among the contributions along with policy implications that arise from analyses are addressed in the issue.
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Part I: Introduction and Overview.

1. Understanding the Harm of Hate Crime. (Robert J. Boeckmann and Carolyn Turpin–Petrosino).

Part II: Societal Perspectives: Balancing Freedom and Equality.

2. From Slavery to Hate Crime Laws: The Emergence of Race andStatus–Based Protection in American Criminal Law. (Brian Levin).

3. Hate Speech and Constitutional Protection: Priming Values of Equality and Freedom. (Gloria Cowan, Miriam Resendez, Elizabeth Marshall, and Ryan Quist).

4. Subtle, Pervasive, Harmful: Racist and Sexist Remarks in Public as Hate Speech. (Laura Beth Nielsen).

Part III: Perpetrator Perspectives: Origins and Motives.

5. Hateful Sirens . . . Who Hears Their Song? An Examination of Student Attitudes toward Hate Groups and Affiliation Potential. (Carolyn Turpin–Petrosino).

6. Hate Crime Offenders: An Expanded Typology. (Jack McDevitt, Jack Levin, and Susan Bennett).

Part IV: Victim Perspectives: Impact and Response.

7. Victim Experiences in Hate Crimes Based on Sexual Orientation. (Gregory M. Herek, Jeanine C. Cogan, and J. Roy Gillis).

8. Experiencing Hate Speech: Perceptions and Responses to Anti–Semitism and Antigay Speech. (Laura Leets).

9. Hate Speech: Asian American Students' Justice Judgments and Psychological Responses (Robert J. Boeckmann and Jeffrey Liew).

Part V: 2000 Kurt Lewin Award Address.

10. Introduction of the 2000 Kurt Lewin Memorial Award Recipient, Norman Miller. (B. Ann Bettencourt).

11. Personalization and the Promise of Contact Theory. (Norman Miller).


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Robert J. Boeckmann
Carolyn Turpin–Petrosino
Irene Hanson Frieze
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