In this Book

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Hate crime laws, on both the federal and state levels, increasingly include gender, yet the category continues to be controversial and rarely implemented. Law enforcement officials themselves view the gender category differently from other forms of bias crimes, such as those based on race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation. Why are these types of bias crimes reported more extensively than those gender-biased crimes?

Jessica P. Hodge uses extensive empirical research, including newspaper accounts, legislative histories, and interviews with criminal justice professionals and advocacy groups to investigate the creation and implementation of the gender category in New Jersey. She finds several reasons why the gender category is (or is not) included and/or implemented in particular cases. Extrapolating her findings beyond the Garden State, Hodge illuminates the challenges of developing definitive and effective gender-inclusive bias crime statutes.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Series Page
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. 1. Why Does Gender Matter?
  2. pp. 1-19
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  1. 2. Hate Crime Legislation: The Past and Present
  2. pp. 20-42
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  1. 3. Developing the Gender Category: “It Just Made Sense"
  2. pp. 43-63
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  1. 4. Enforcing the Gender Category: “Is Gender Even on Their Radar?”
  2. pp. 64-93
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  1. 5. Where Do We Go from Here?: Policy Implications and Directions for Future Research
  2. pp. 94-112
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  1. Appendix A: Methodology
  2. pp. 113-122
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  1. Appendix B: New Jersey Bias Crime Statutes
  2. pp. 123-126
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  1. Appendix C: Senate Bills 1146 and 402
  2. pp. 127-135
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  1. Appendix D: New Jersey Bias Crime Legislation Effective as of March 13,2008 [after the period studied in the book]
  2. pp. 136-145
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  1. Appendix E: Interview Guides
  2. pp. 146-150
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 151-160
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 161-174
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 175-181
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781555537579
MARC Record
OCLC
742514629
Pages
196
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Open Access
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