In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in anti-Muslim attacks. What is driving the proliferation of these hate crimes? Why are Muslims being demonised? Building on current research and drawing upon real-life examples and case studies, this book provides an accessible introduction to Islamophobia and Islamophobic hate crimes along with the various responses to this form of victimisation. Chapters cover a range of topics including:

• Definitions of hate crime and Islamophobia

• Islamophobic hate crime online

• Gender and Islamophobia

• Media representations of Islamophobia

• Institutional Islamophobia

As one of the first student resources dedicated to the subject of Islamophobia, this book will be instructive and important reading for those engaged in a range of topics in criminology, including hate crime, victimology and victimisation, crime and media, and gender and crime.

chapter 1|9 pages


chapter 2|19 pages

Understanding Islamophobic hate crime

chapter 4|17 pages

Gendered Islamophobia

chapter 5|16 pages

Islamophobia and perceived muslim identity

chapter 7|14 pages

Institutional Islamophobia

Policing, profiling, and hate

chapter 8|15 pages

Islamophobia, terrorism, and the media

chapter 9|12 pages

Impacts of Islamophobic hate crime

chapter 10|8 pages

Islamophobic hate crime in Europe

chapter 11|13 pages