Theoretical challenges in contemporary hate crime studies

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Title Theoretical challenges in contemporary hate crime studies
Author Andersson, Mika
Editor Kinnunen, Aarne
Date 2016
English abstract
The causes of criminal behaviour advocated by criminological theory have always been dependent on the definition of crime. The causal mechanisms assigned to criminal behaviour among these various perspectives differs due to their ontological positions; the causal order suggested by those who have defined crime as norm-breaking behaviour will naturally be of a different kind in comparison to those who suggest that crime is norm-conforming. Consequently, the potential explanatory capacity of traditional criminological theory with regard to the phenomenon of hate crime will depend upon the ontological position taken, consciously or unconsciously, in order to understand hate crime. Three different ontological positions within hate crime studies will be presented and used as a ground for discussing the applicability of classical criminological on hate crime.
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"New challenges in criminology : can old theories be used to explain or understand new crimes?" (1 - 4 May 2016 : Bifröst, Iceland)
Publisher Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology
Host/Issue NSfK’s 58. Research Seminar 1. - 4. May 2016 in Bifröst, Iceland New challenges in criminology;can old theories be used to explain or understand new crimes? Report;
ISBN 78-82-7688-046-5
Pages 474-487
Language eng (iso)
Subject Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/21764 Permalink to this page
Link http://www.nsfk.org/PUBLICATIONS/Research-Seminar-... (external link to related web page)
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