‘It's a Mosher Just Been Banged for No Reason’: Assessing Targeted Violence Against Goths and the Parameters of Hate Crime

@article{Garland2010ItsAM,
  title={‘It's a Mosher Just Been Banged for No Reason’: Assessing Targeted Violence Against Goths and the Parameters of Hate Crime},
  author={Jon Garland},
  journal={International Review of Victimology},
  year={2010},
  volume={17},
  pages={159 - 177}
}
  • Jon Garland
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology
  • International Review of Victimology
The murder of Sophie Lancaster in August 2007 in Lancashire, England, made national headlines, both for the brutal nature of the assault upon her and also because she had been attacked solely due to her ‘alternative’, gothic appearance. At the trial of her teenage assailants the judge surprisingly referred to the incident as a ‘hate crime’, apparently viewing the targeting of her ‘difference’ as being the key defining factor of what constitutes such a crime. This article will examine the… Expand
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