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'Hate Crime' and the City

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Publication date2008
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages157
ISBN (Print)978 1 86134 939 2
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This book, from a leading author in the field, widens understanding of 'hate crime' by demonstrating that many offenders are ordinary people who offend in the context of their everyday lives. Written in a lively and accessible style, the book takes a victim-centred approach to explore and analyse 'hate crime' as a social problem, providing an empirically informed and scholarly perspective. Aimed at academics and students of criminology, sociology, socio-legal studies and social policy, the book draws out the connections between the individual agency of offenders and the background structural context for their actions. The analysis offered adds a new dimension to the debate about criminalising hate in light of concerns about the rise of punitive and expressive justice, scrutinising the balance struck by 'hate crime' laws between the rights of offenders and the rights of victims.