Hate Crimes (Point/Counterpoint: Issues in Contemporary American Society)

Hate Crimes (Point/Counterpoint: Issues in Contemporary American Society)

By: David L. Hudson (author), Alan Marzilli (series_editor)Hardback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks

Description

Hate crimes are crimes that are motivated by hate or prejudice, whether it is based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender. Many people argue that these crimes should carry extra penalties because, in the words of former Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, 'this conduct is thought to inflict greater individual and societal harm...bias-motivated crimes are more likely to provoke retaliatory crimes, inflict distinct emotional harms on their victims, and incite community unrest'. Opponents of hate-crime laws argue that extra penalties amount to prosecuting people for thought crimes. ""Hate Crimes"" examines both sides of this debate.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781604134377
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 104
  • ID: 9781604134377
  • ISBN10: 1604134372

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close