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Punishing Hate

Bias Crimes under American Law

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$38.00 • £33.95 • €34.95

ISBN 9780674009721

Publication Date: 09/30/2002


282 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


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  • Preface
  • Introduction: The Challenges of Punishing Hate
  • 1. What Is a Bias Crime?
  • 2. How Are Bias Crimes Different?
  • 3. Why Are Bias Crimes Worse?
  • 4. Who Is Guilty of a Bias Crime?
  • 5. Are Bias Crime Laws Constitutional?
  • 6. What Is the Federal Role in Prosecuting Bias Crimes?
  • 7. Why Punish Hate?
  • Appendixes
    • A. State Bias Crime Laws
    • B. Sample Discriminatory Selection Statutes
    • C. Sample Racial Animus Statutes
    • D. Sample “Because of” Statutes
    • E. Sample “Because of” Statutes with Additional Element of Maliciousness
    • F. Sample Institutional Vandalism Statutes
    • G. Other Relevant Statutes
  • Historical Appendix
  • Notes
  • Bibliographical Essay
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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