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2nd Edition

Hate Crime

ISBN 9780415540278
Published July 26, 2013 by Routledge
264 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Since the publication of the first edition of 'Hate Crime' in 2005, interest in this subject as a scholarly and political domain has grown considerably both in Britain and North America, but significantly also in many other parts of the world. As such, this second edition fully revises and updates the content of the first, but within a broader international context.

Building on the success of the first edition, this accessible, cross-disciplinary text also includes a wider range of international issues, and addresses new and emerging areas of concern within the field. The book will be of particular interest to academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students, criminal justice practitioners, and policy-makers working within the area of hate crime and related fields of crime, social justice, and diversity. It will also be of value to others who may hold a more general interest in what is undoubtedly a rapidly evolving and increasingly important area of contemporary and global social concern.

Table of Contents

1. Defining and Conceptualising Hate Crime,  2. The emergence of hate crime as a contemporary socio-legal problem,  3. The International Geography of Hate,  4. Victims and Victimisation,  5. Prejudice and Hatred,  6. Offenders and Offending,  7. Law and Law Enforcement,  8. Challenging Hate and Hate Crime,  9. Questioning the Hate Crime Paradigm,  10. Critical Issues in Hate Crime

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Dr Nathan Hall is a senior lecturer in Criminology and Policing at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth. He is also a member of the Cross-Government Hate Crime Independent Advisory Group and the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Hate Crime Working Group. Nathan has also acted as an independent member of the UK government hate crime delegation to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and is a member of the Crown Prosecution Service (Wessex) Independent Strategic Scrutiny and Involvement Panel.


This welcome new addition to the hate crime literature has the same accessible and engaging feel of the first edition but has been updated to take account of important developments in scholarship and policy. I’d encourage anyone with an interest in this field to buy a copy.

Neil Chakraborti, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, University of Leicester, UK.

Nathan Hall’s Hate Crime has provided a firm foundation and core resource for hate crime studies in the UK. The second edition of this successful book will equally serve well the next generation of hate crime studies now being built on firm foundations that have been laid.

Paul Iganski, Senior Lecturer in Social Justice, University of Lancaster, UK.