This engaging and thought-provoking text provides an accessible introduction to the subject of hate crime. In a world where issues of hatred and prejudice are creating complex challenges for society and for governments, this book provides an articulate and insightful overview of how such issues relate to crime and criminal justice. It offers comprehensive coverage, including topics such as:

Racist hate crime; Religiously motivated hate crime; Homophobic crime; Gender and violence; Disablist hate crime

The book considers the challenges involved in policing hate crime, as well as exploring the role of the media. Legislative developments are discussed throughout.

Chapter summaries, case studies, a glossary, and advice on further reading all help to equip the reader with a clear understanding of this nuanced and controversial subject. Hate Crime is essential reading for students and academics in criminology and criminal justice.

Gender, Transgender and Hate
Gender, transgender and hate
Chapter Summary

This chapter discusses hate crimes motivated by issues related to gender. It examines the intersection of gender with sex and sexuality, and assesses the importance of their complex relationship within the context of understanding the rationale behind perpetrators' actions. Following a summary of theoretical ideas, the chapter examines the nature and extent of hate crimes where the victim is transgender. The various forms of this harassment are outlined, and it is suggested that their effect upon victims can be profound. Discussions of transphobic crime are often included with those relating to the victimisation of lesbian, gay and bisexual communities under the ‘LGBT’ label, suggesting implicitly that the experiences of these groups are similar. The chapter challenges this ...

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