American Skinheads: The Criminology and Control of Hate Crime (Praeger Series in Criminology and Crime Control Policy)

By: Hamm, Mark S.

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Navy blue cloth with gilt spine and cover titles, 16 by 24 cm, xvii 243 pp. Near fine with light bumping at the head and tail of the spine. A criminologist’s view of right-wing skins, “American Skinheads is the first criminological analysis of organized hate crime violence. Mark Hamm presents historical specificity for a modern theory of hate crime, then rigorously tests the theory with interview data derived from skinheads who have committed an array of violent acts against persons because of their race, religion, or sexual preference—people who are members of the classic outgroups of American society. Part One traces the roots of the Skinhead Nation through the Beats, Mods, Hippies, and Punks in London, and then examines the rise of the Neo-Nazi Skinheads in the United States, including a look at Neo-Nazi offshoots (Romantic Violence, The Aryan Youth Movement), recruiters (Tom Metzger), and recruitment tools, and appearances on the Oprah Winfrey and Geraldo Rivera shows. In Part Two, Hamm discusses the accepted sociological perspectives on terrorist youth subcultures (not gangs), then presents findings of his own study of 36 skinheads, including social and economic characteristics, psychological profiles, the role of skinhead girls, use of drugs and weapons, Satanism, and neo-fascism. Part Three assesses the future for American Neo-Nazism and recommends steps for preventing skinhead terrorism.”

Title: American Skinheads: The Criminology and Control of Hate Crime (Praeger Series in Criminology and Crime Control Policy)

Author Name: Hamm, Mark S.

Categories: Music, Skinhead,

Edition: Third printing

Publisher: Westport, CT, Praeger Publishing: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2414