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'Hate crime' and the city

Paul Iganski


The impression often conveyed by the media about hate crime offenders is that they are hate-fuelled individuals who, in acting out their extremely bigoted views, target their victims in premeditated violent attacks. Scholarly research on the perpetrators of hate crimes has begun to provide a more nuanced picture. However, the preoccupation of researchers with convicted offenders neglects the vast majority of hate crime offenders that do not come into contact with the criminal justice system. This book widens understanding of hate crime by demonstrating that many offenders are ordinary people w ... More

Keywords: hate crime, offenders, victims, criminal justice system, hate crime laws, rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781861349408
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349408.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Iganski, author