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Policing Hatred: Law Enforcement, Civil Rights, and Hate Crime - Critical America (Paperback)
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Policing Hatred: Law Enforcement, Civil Rights, and Hate Crime - Critical America (Paperback)

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Paperback 227 Pages / Published: 12/07/2004
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Policing Hatred explores the intersection of race and law enforcement in the controversial area of hate crime. The nation's attention has recently been focused on high-profile hate crimes such as the dragging death of James Byrd and the torture-murder of Matthew Shepard. This book calls attention to the thousands of other individuals who each year are attacked because of their race, religion, or sexual orientation. The study of hate crimes challenges common assumptions regarding perpetrators and victims: most of the accused tend to be white, while most of their victims are not.

Policing Hatred is an in-depth ethnographic study of how hate crime law works in practice, from the perspective of those enforcing it. It examines the ways in which the police handle bias crimes, and the social impact of those efforts. Bell exposes the power that law enforcement personnel have to influence the social environment by showing how they determine whether an incident will be charged as a bias crime.

Drawing on her unprecedented access to a police hate crime unit, Bell's work brings to life the stories of female, Black, Latino, and Asian American detectives, in addition to those of their white male counterparts. Policing Hatred also explores the impact of victim's identity on each officers handling of bias crimes and addresses how the police treat defendants' First Amendment rights. Bell's vivid evidence from the field argues persuasively for the need to have the police diligently address even low-level offenses, such as vandalism, given their devastating cumulative effects on society.

Publisher: New York University Press
ISBN: 9780814798980
Number of pages: 227
Weight: 331 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"This useful and timely book deals with the ethnographic basis of hate crime."

-Choice

"A very well written analysis of the process of enforcing hate crimes. Policing Hatred illuminates basic matters of policing in a democratic society-balancing victims' rights versus the rights of suspects, the role of public ignorance and political pressure on police work, and the quite striking decency of these investigators. . . . Will be a `must read' for all social scientists interested in hate crime as well as scholars in criminal justice, law, sociology, and political science in the area of police studies."

-Peter K. Manning,Brooks Chair of Policing and Criminal Justice, College of Criminal Justice, Northeastern University

"Readable and interesting...a fine work that offers fresh insights into how the police enforce hate crime laws."

-Law and Politics Book Review

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