The Psychology of Hate Crimes as Domestic Terrorism: U.S. and Global Issues takes a hard look at hate crimes both domestically and internationally, enabling readers to see similarities and disparities as well as to make the connections between hate crimes and domestic terrorism. The entries in this three-volume set discuss subjects such as the psychology and motivation in hate crimes, the cultural norms that shape tolerance of outgroups or tolerance of hate, and the fact that hate crimes are a pervasive form of domestic terrorism, as well as myriad issues of proliferation, public policy, policing, law and punishment, and prevention.
The set opens with an introduction that discusses hate crime research and examines issues of identification of the bias element of hate crimes via empirical and case vignettes. The subsequent chapters discuss subjects such as the socio-demographic profiles of hate crime offenders; hate crime legislation and policy in the United States; the effects of hate crime on their victims as well as society; the incidence of hate crime in specific regions, such as Europe, the Middle East, and South America; and programs and therapeutic interventions to heal victims. Readers will also learn how specific educational approaches in communities, schools, and universities can be implemented to help prevent future escalation of hate-motivated violence.
- Examines the motivation, actions, and thinking of individuals who commit hate crimes, the effects on victims and society as a whole, and the national and international debates on punishments
- Offers guidelines to educate about hate crimes and to serve at-risk populations
- Includes vignettes from both perpetrators and victims as well as psychological profiles of hate crime offenders that serve to bring the academic discussions to life
- Represents an ideal resource for academic libraries that will be of interest to those studying subjects ranging from sociology to ethnic studies and from law to international studies