A message from Professor Christian Munthe, Professor of Practical Philosophy regarding a new book on hate crime, circulated by the International Network for Hate Studies.
I’m co-editor of a 3 volume book series, to be published by Praeger on the broad theme of “From Hatred to Homicide”, which is currently soliciting for contributions. The series explores psychological, policy and theoretical aspects of (seemingly) prejudice or group-bias related violent crime – from individual instances of “inter-group” violence to organised acts of “domestic terrorism”. The thematics is broad, and while a particular focus is on empirical research, perspectives from applied philosophy/ethics/jurisprudence can fit in, as can fitting pieces based on moral psychology, etc. Contributions exploring conceptual boundaries or relevance to current or recommended policy and legislation are of particular interest. See below for contact details and more info on how to pitch ideas!
“From Hatred to Homicide”
Introduction to Multi-Volume Series of Hate Crime
Edward Dunbar, Michael Fingerle, and Chritian Munthe, Series Editors.
Hate crimes have garnered significant attention over the past twenty-plus years. These bias motivated crimes have been studied by social scientists as a means of responding to the needs of individual victims and communities. Currently a new generation of scholars is beginning to address the problem of hate crimes from an evidence-based approach.
During this same period several highly-publicized domestic terror events have been carried out by “home grown” perpetrators. These ideologically motivated offenders frequently share many of the beliefs and attitudes found with hate crime perpetrators. Yet too often the problems of hate crimes and domestic terror are considered independently from each other. The similarities between bias and ideologically-motivated crimes need to be considered. This can in turn provide guidance for strategies for prevention, critical incident response, and treatment of victims and perpetrators.
This multi-volume book series will examine the psychological characteristics of hate crimes and domestic terrorism. The series will importantly consider the international propagation of hate crime laws and anti-terror policies in non-western and emerging democracies. Of particular interest is how hate crime policies are implemented in diverse cultural and political contexts. We wish to seriously consider how cultural norms and traditions are related to problems of intergroup violence. This book series will address not only ethnic and religious violence but additionally gender-based violence and resistance to the rights of women, sexual minorities, and the disabled. The contribution of authors from diverse cultural contexts is therefore valued, as a means of expanding our understanding of hate crimes internationally.
The series editors welcome the contribution of new researchers and scientist-practitioners from diverse areas, including the behavioral sciences, public policy, and legal studies. Please contact us at H2Hseries@gmail.com for guidelines on proposed submissions for inclusion in the series and a listing of contributors.”
Click here for link to International Network for Hate Studies Home Page