1st Edition

Disability, Hate Crime and Violence

Edited By Alan Roulstone, Hannah Mason-Bish Copyright 2013
    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary examination of disability, hate crime and violence, exploring its emergence on the policy agenda. Engaging with the latest debates in criminology, disability and violence studies, it goes beyond conventional notions of hate crime to look at violences in their myriad forms as they are seen to impact upon disabled people’s lives.

    Despite a raft of relevant policy and legislation, few have attempted to draw together research on the disabled as victims of hate crime and violence. This innovative volume conceptualizes issues of disability, hate crime and violence and connects empirical research with theoretical insights. Making links between criminal justice policy, social care and welfare, it highlights areas of best practice and makes suggestions for policy and legislative reform. Disability, Hate Crime and Violence is written in accessible language, with minimal jargon and an international focus. Each chapter is grounded in research and practice, with relevant policy and legislation clearly signposted throughout.

    Disability, Hate Crime and Violence provides a much needed theoretical and practical investigation of the key issues around disabled hate crime and violence. It is an important work for students and academics researching and studying in disability studies, criminology, social policy and sociology, as well as those with an interest in domestic violence studies and broader historical and philosophical constructions of disability, violence and social harms.

    Disability, Hate Crime and Violence  Alan Roulstone & Hannah Mason-Bish  Section 1: Conceptualising Disablist Hate Crime  1. Conceptual Issues in the Construction of Disability Hate Crime  Hannah Mason-Bish  2. Vulnerable to Misinterpretation: Disabled People, ‘Vulnerability’, Hate Crime and the Fight for Legal Recognition  Alan Roulstone & Kim Sadique  3. The Wrong War? Critically Examining the 'Fight Against Disability Hate Crime'  Joanna Perry  4. Disability and the Continuum of Violence  Andrea Hollomotz  5. Media Reporting and Disability Hate Crime  Katharine Quarmby  6. International Perspectives on Disability Hate Crime  Mark Sherry  Section Two: Responses to Disablist Hate Crime  7. Disablist Violence in The U.S: Unacknowledged Hate Crime  Jack Levin  8. Disabled Women and Domestic Violence: Increased Risk but Fewer Services  Ravi K. Thiara & Gill Hague  9. Disability Hate Crime : A Campaign Perspective  Anne Novis  10. A Case for Engagement: The Role of the UK Disability Hate Crime Network  Stephen Brookes  11. Hate Crime or Mate Crime? Disablist Hostility, Contempt and Ridicule  Pam Thomas  12. Making Disablist Hate Crime Visible: Addressing the Challenges of Improving Reporting  Dr Chih Hoong Sin  13. Civil Courage, Civil Societies and Good Samaritans: A Response to Disablist Hate Crime  Toby Brandon, Sarah Keyes & The Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company, UK  14. After Disablist Hate Crime: Which Interventions Really Work to Resist Victimhood and Build Resilience with Survivor  Susie Balderston.


    Alan Roulstone is Professor of Disability Policy at Northumbria University, UK.

    Hannah Mason-Bish is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Roehampton, UK.