In recent years 'hate crime' has rapidly ascended political, policing and wider criminal justice agenda, and an increasing range of legislative measures have been implemented in the UK, the US and elsewhere to combat it. Yet research and writing on the subject has largely failed to keep up with these new realities, especially in the UK. This text aims to fill this gap by examining various aspects of 'hate crime' in a predominantly British context, but situating this within the wider international criminological and policing literature on the subject. The book looks in detail at the way the police have responded to hate crime, and the policies and practice now being adopted to respond to it.
Table of Contents
Foreword by John G.D. Grieve Introduction 1. Defining and conceptualising hate crime 2. Prejudice and hatred 3. A history of hate crime 4. Hate crime victimisation 5. Hate crime perpetrators 6. Extreme hatred 7. Legislating against hate 8. Legislating against hate: the theoretical and moral debate 9. Policing hate crime in New York and Philadelphia 10. Policing hate crime in London 11. Policing Hate Crime: problems, challenges and solutions 12. Community responses to hate crime
Nathan Hall is a Lecturer at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, Portsmouth University. His research interests include hate crime, policing, diversity, police policy-making, implementation and impact. John Grieve is the Chair of the John Grieve Centre for Policing and Community Safety, Emeritus Professor at London Metropolitan University, Honorary Professor at BCUC, Senior research fellow at Portsmouth University and Honorary Fellow at the Roehampton Institute, Surrey University.