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The Relevance of Bias Violence in the 21st Century

Homicide and Violent Crime

ISBN: 978-1-78714-876-5, eISBN: 978-1-78714-875-8

ISSN: 1521-6136

Publication date: 6 September 2018


Originality/value – This chapter builds upon prior studies of bias violence by demonstrating how (1) publicly available open sources (e.g., court documents and media reports) may be systematically compiled and used as reliable data for studying serious forms of bias violence, and (2) the use of social psychological theories, specifically identity fusion theory, can help to explain the role of personal and group identities in discriminatory violence.



Allison, K. (2018), "The Relevance of Bias Violence in the 21st Century", Deflem, M. (Ed.) Homicide and Violent Crime (Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance, Vol. 23), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 101-117.



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