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This attractive and thought-provoking textual content presents an available creation to the topic of hate crime. In an international the place problems with hatred and prejudice are developing advanced demanding situations for society and for governments, this e-book offers an articulate and insightful review of the way such matters relate to crime and felony justice. It bargains complete assurance, together with issues such as:Racist hate crimeReligiously influenced hate crimeHomophobic crimeGender and violenceDisablist hate crime 

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The development of the UK’s ‘race’ agenda While differentiation on the grounds of skin colour, bodily features or cultural practices has a long history, it is only relatively recently that the idea of ‘race’ has emerged as an explanatory device to justify such differentiation. QXP 3/18/2009 6:21 PM Page 20 • • • Hate Crime • • • Phillips (2002) observe, the concept can be traced back to the philosophies of the European Enlightenment and to the ascendancy of science and reason within the work of writers such as Hume, Kant and Hegel.

It describes how an individual becomes a victim within a specific social, political, and historical context. QXP 3/18/2009 6:21 PM Page 34 • • • Hate Crime • • • For Bowling, recorded crime statistics provide an unreliable measure of actual experiences of racism in their misconceived attempt to count so many complex events occurring over time and space. Rather than working to this narrow conception, Bowling has advocated a similar stance to that proposed by Kelly (1987) in her research into women’s experiences of sexual violence, which sees victimisation as a continuum where the commonplace forms of this abuse can be connected with the more extreme acts of violence.

The Labour Party’s return to power in 1964 signalled a convergence of Conservative and Labour policy in favour of immigration control (Sales, 2007). Despite the tighter controls introduced through the 1962 Act anti-immigrant sentiment remained strong among many sections of the public, as Labour learned to their cost during the general election campaign of 1964. In the West Midlands constituency of Smethwick, Patrick Gordon Walker, a Labour shadow cabinet minister, lost what had been assumed to be a safe seat for his party to the Conservative candidate and local headmaster Peter Griffiths, whose campaign had been largely based around the threats posed by immigration to the local white population.

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