Hate crimes and lesser acts of bigotry and intolerance are seen to be constants in today's world.
Since 1990, the federal government has published annual reports on hate crime incidents in the United States.
While the reported numbers are disturbing, even more devastating is the impact of these crimes on individuals, communities, and society. This comprehensive textbook can serve as a stand-alone source for instructors and students who study hate crimes and/or other related acts.
It invites the reader to consider relevant social mores and practices as well as criminal justice policies as they relate to hate crimes by presenting this subject within a broad context.