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Punishing Hate By Frederick M. Lawrence

Punishing Hate by Frederick M. Lawrence

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Bias crimes are a scourge on society. Is there a more terrifying image in the mind's eye than that of the burning cross? This text examines the nature of bias-motivated violence and provides a foundation for understanding bias crimes and their treatment under the US legal system.

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Punishing Hate: Bias Crimes Under American Law by Frederick M. Lawrence

Bias crimes are a scourge on society. Is there a more terrifying image in the mind's eye than that of the burning cross? This text examines the nature of bias-motivated violence and provides a foundation for understanding bias crimes and their treatment under the US legal system. Frederick Lawrence poses the question: should bias crimes be punished more harshly than similar crimes that are not motivated by bias? He answers strongly in the affirmative, and provides a theoretical grounding and a detailed model for a bias crime statute based on the theory. The book also acts as a strong corrective to claims that concern about hate crimes is overblown. Lawrence, a former prosecutor, argues that hte enhanced punishment of bias crimes, with a substantial federal law enforcement role, is not only permitted by doctrines of criminal and constitutional law but also mandated by our societal commitment to equality.

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Lawrence's book develops a convincing case why we need to fortify sanctions against hate crimes.--Michael Rustad "Bimonthly Review of Law Books "

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GOR002924466
9780674738454
0674738454
Punishing Hate: Bias Crimes Under American Law by Frederick M. Lawrence
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Harvard University Press
1999-05-24
278
N/A
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