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Title: Disability hate crimes : does anyone really hate disabled people?
Authors: Sherry, Mark 
Subject Keywords: hate crime ; persons with disabilities ; persons with disabilities
Key Issues: Hate crime
Issue Date: Jun-2010
Publisher: Ashgate
Publication Country: United Kingdom 
Publication Place : Farnham
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom 
United States 
Country Coverage: United Kingdom 
United States 
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Abstract: Publisher's description: Disability hate crimes are a global problem. They are often violent and hyper-aggressive, with life-changing effects on victims, and they send consistent messages of intolerance and bigotry. This ground-breaking book shows that disability hate crimes do exist, that they have unique characteristics which distinguish them from other hate crimes, and that more effective policies and practices can and must be developed to respond and prevent them. With particular focus on the UK and USA's contrasting response to this issue, this book will help readers to define hate crimes as well as place them within their wider social context. It discusses the need for legislative recognition and essential improvements on the reporting of incidents and assistance for individual victims of these crimes, as well as the need to address the social exclusion of disabled people and the negative attitudes surrounding their condition.
Physical Description: 164 p.
ISBN: 978-1-4094-0781-2
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