A governance of denial: hate crime in New Zealand and Australia

Asquith, Nicole L 2014, A governance of denial: hate crime in New Zealand and Australia. In Hall, Nathan, Corb, Abbee, Giannasi, Paul and Grieve, John (ed), Routledge international handbook on hate crime, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, London, England, pp.1-1.

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Title A governance of denial: hate crime in New Zealand and Australia
Author(s) Asquith, Nicole L
Title of book Routledge international handbook on hate crime
Editor(s) Hall, Nathan
Corb, Abbee
Giannasi, Paul
Grieve, John
Publication date 2014
Chapter number 15
Total chapters 15
Start page 1
End page 1
Total pages 1
Publisher Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
Place of Publication London, England
Keyword(s) hate crime
vilification
governance
discrimination
Australia
New Zealand
Summary In Australia and New Zealand, the strategies employed by governments to remedy prejudice, intolerance and hatred occur on a continuum; ranging from global mission statements about multiculturalism/ biculturalism, through to the enactment of civil anti-discrimination and anti-vilification legislation. In some jurisdictions, these civil remedies have been extended to criminal codes and sentencing legislation, and enshrined in human rights charters. In the place of a comprehensive outline of each of the nine jurisdictions, case studies from throughout the region are presented as exemplars of the strategies employed and barriers faced in reducing prejudice-related violence.

The differences between the Australian and New Zealand jurisdictions belies a common theme that frames the delay in developing legislative responses to hate crime and the paucity of cases to reach the point at which they begin to establish an agreed set of norms and values about the abhorrence of prejudice and hatred. At most turns—whether political or public rhetoric, or legislative and policy development - there is a frontier denial, minimisation and negation of prejudice and hatred.
ISBN 9780415818902
Language eng
Field of Research 160204 Criminological Theories
180110 Criminal Law and Procedure
Socio Economic Objective 940407 Legislation, Civil and Criminal Codes
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2014, Taylor & Francis
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