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Hate Crimes Law, 2018 ed.


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Brand: Clark Boardman Callaghan
Copyright: 2018
ISBN: 9781539259312
Publication frequency: Updated as changes in the law dictate
Update method: N/A

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Hate Crimes Law, 2018 ed.


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Hate Crimes Law provides current analysis and expert legal guidance concerning the federal and state statutes that were enacted to punish or enhance the punishment of bias-motivated crimes. Analyzes the types of conduct under particular statutes. Discusses elements of proof and potential areas for constitutional challenges. Covers constitutional issues related to federal hate crime statutes, federal criminal civil rights statutes used to prosecute hate crimes, federal law, federal sentencing issues, and state criminal law.


  • Features changes to federal sentencing guidelines, enhancing sentences for hate crimes
  • Expert analysis of recent U.S. Supreme Court constitutional cases
  • Jurisdictional review appendix, with state-by-state listing of statutes and cases involving hate crimes
  • Discusses the constitutionality of the Federal Access to Clinic Entrances Act
  • Analyzes prosecutors’ use of 18 U.S.C. sec. 247 prohibiting damaging religious property and forcibly obstructing religious beliefs
  • Extensive discussion of U.S. v. Barlow
  • Table of cases