Gerstenfeld's Hate Crimes is the most accessible and comprehensive textbook on hate crimes available with its wide range of interdisciplinary coverage and first-person vignettes. It isaaimed at upper division undergraduate and graduate courses in hate crimes, as well as in a number of related topics. The textaisamultidisciplinary in its approach, broad in its scope, and scholarly in its contents. It will continue to teach students new concepts, and also inform them of ongoing developments in the field.aThis book combines information from a variety of sources into a single format which is easily understood by all students. Features and Benefits:More coverage of legal considerations.Narrative Portrait boxes with first person accounts.Strong interdisciplinary perspective with information provided from criminology, psychology, sociology and law.Author is becoming nationally known for her work in the field.