Hate Crimes (Issues on Trial) (Library Binding)

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By Judith Bruce (Editor)
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Contentious issues such as hate crimes can deeply provoke people's strongly held beliefs. This book captures the passion and depth of debates relating to hate crimes, examining how the courts have helped to shape it through their rulings. Four major court cases are examined here, resulting in our relationship with hate crime law, and our experience of the long-term ramifications. Each case is explained and supported with majority and dissenting opinions. Other legal professionals weigh in on lasting impact. Case topics covered are freedom of speech when legislating hate crimes and allowing sentencing enhancements. The two other cases present information on victims of gender violence, and affirming states' rights to ban the burning of crosses.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780737741773
ISBN-10: 0737741775
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication Date: January 17th, 2009
Pages: 168
Language: English
Series: Issues on Trial