Policing Hate Crime: Understanding Communities and Prejudice

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Abstract

In a contemporary setting of increasing social division and marginalisation, Policing Hate Crime interrogates the complexities of prejudice motivated crime and effective policing practices. Hate crime has become a barometer for contemporary police relations with vulnerable and marginalised communities. But how do police effectively lead conversations with such communities about problems arising from prejudice? Contemporary police are expected to be active agents in the pursuit of social justice and human rights by stamping out prejudice and group-based animosity. At the same time, police have been criticised in over-policing targeted communities as potential perpetrators, as well as under-policing these same communities as victims of crime. Despite this history, the demand for impartial law enforcement requires police to change their engagement with targeted communities and kindle trust as priorities in strengthening their response to hate crime. Drawing upon a research partnership between police and academics, this book entwines current law enforcement responses with key debates on the meaning of hate crime to explore the potential for misunderstandings of hate crime between police and communities, and illuminates ways to overcome communication difficulties. This book will be important reading for students taking courses in hate crime, as well as victimology, policing, and crime and community.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon Oxon UK
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages203
Volume45
ISBN (Electronic)9781315696508
ISBN (Print)9781138904248
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2017

Publication series

NameRoutledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice
PublisherRoutledge
Volume45

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Mason, G., Maher, J. M., McCulloch, J., Pickering, S. J., Wickes, R. L., & McKay, C. (2017). Policing Hate Crime: Understanding Communities and Prejudice. (Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice; Vol. 45). Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315696508
Mason, Gail ; Maher, Jane Maree ; McCulloch, Judith ; Pickering, Sharon Joy ; Wickes, Rebecca Leigh ; McKay, Carolyn. / Policing Hate Crime : Understanding Communities and Prejudice. Abingdon Oxon UK : Routledge, 2017. 203 p. (Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice).
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Mason G, Maher JM, McCulloch J, Pickering SJ, Wickes RL, McKay C. Policing Hate Crime: Understanding Communities and Prejudice. Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, 2017. 203 p. (Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315696508