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Hate crime : the global politics of polarization
Kelly, Robert J.
Publication Information:
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [1998]

Physical Description:
xi, 253 pages ; 24 cm.
Black rage, murder, racism, and madness: the metamorphosis of Colin Ferguson / Neo-Nazis and Skinheads of Germany: purveyors of hate / Ku Klux Klan: recurring hate in America / Homeless Palestinians in Israel and the Arab world / Hate crimes in India: a historical perspective / Social cleansing in Colombia: the war on street children / Emergence and implication of American hate crime jurisprudence / Spectacular punishment and the orchestration of hate: the pillory and popular morality in eighteenth-century England
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1460 Lexile.

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These twelve previously unpublished essays explore the international phenomenon of hate crime, examining the socio-psychological dynamics of these crimes and the settings in which they occur, the relationships between offenders and their victims, the emotional states of the participants, and the legal and law enforcement responses to these crimes.The essays address religious, racial, ethnic, and sexual crimes in the United States, Latin America, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. The essayists provide historical reviews of the problems and the ways local authorities understand and cope with the dilemmas as well as prognoses about the persistence of hate crime and the measures that can be taken to control and contain it."

Author Notes

Robert J. Kelly is a Broeklundian Professor of social science at Brooklyn College and a professor of criminal justice at the Graduate School of the City University of New York.


Jess Maghan is an associate professor of criminal justice and the director of the Center for Research in Law and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Hate Crimep. xiii
Introductionp. 1
1 Black Rage, Murder, Racism, and Madness: The Metamorphosis of Colin Fergusonp. 22
2 The Neo-Nazis and Skinheads of Germany: purveyors of Hatep. 37
3 The Ku Klux Klan: Recurring Hate in Americap. 51
4 The Homeless palestinians in Israel and the Arab Worldp. 83
5 Hate Crimes in India: A Historical perspectivep. 111
6 Social Cleansing in Colombia: The War on Street Childrenp. 135
7 The Emergence and Implications of American Hate Crime Jurisprudencep. 150
8 Spectacular punishment and the Orchestration of Hate: The pillory and popular Morality in Eighteenth-Century Englandp. 177
An Annotated Bibliography of Hate Crime Literaturep. 239
Contributorsp. 253