'Antisemitism' and anti-Jewish hatred:conceptual, political and legal challenges

Iganski, Paul (2013) 'Antisemitism' and anti-Jewish hatred:conceptual, political and legal challenges. In: New directions in race, ethnicity and crime. Routledge, pp. 18-36. ISBN 9780415540490

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Understanding the motivating impulses behind offenders’ actions in acts of so-called ‘hate crime’ is fundamental to the conceptualisation of ‘hate crime’ and the legislative and criminal justice responses to the problem. In focusing on anti-Jewish incidents as a case study, this chapter unravels the particular harms inflicted by incidents of 'hate crime' against Jews and critically evaluates the appropriateness of labelling such incidents as ‘antisemitic’. Informed by a discussion of evidence of offender motivations in anti-Jewish 'hate crime' the chapter explores the political and legal challenges involved in countering the problem.

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