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Barbara Perry - Author

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Books by Barbara Perry

God's Call to Rise Higher In Life

God's Call to Rise Higher In Life

Author: Barbara Perry Format: eBook Release Date: 14/03/2013

"e;God's Call: Rise Higher In Life"e; focuses on overcoming the negative, breaking free from personal restraints, and rising to a higher level in life. God's will is for us to experience change. As you read "e;God's Call: Rise Higher In Life"e;, you will experience Him calling and empowering you to rise up and excel in life!

Hate Crimes [5 volumes]

Hate Crimes [5 volumes]

Author: Barbara Perry Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2009

This book offers a comprehensive approach to understanding hate crime, its causes, consequences, prevention, and prosecution. * Clarifies the ongoing debate regarding what behaviors fall under the umbrella of hate crime and which classes of victims should be included * Examines the often-overlooked community effect consequences of hate crime * Includes material that addresses hate-motivated crime directed toward women and the homeless community * Offers eye-opening insights derived from an interview with a hate crime offender

Policing Race and Place in Indian Country Over- and Under-enforcement

Policing Race and Place in Indian Country Over- and Under-enforcement

Author: Barbara Perry Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/01/2009

Policing Race and Place in Indian Country is the first book to explore Native Americans' perspectives on the way law enforcement operates in Indian Country. In particular, it addresses the ways in which Native American communities-expecially those in and around reservations-are both over-and underpoliced in ways that perpetuate both the criminalization and victimization of Native Americans as nations and as individuals.

Silent Victims Hate Crimes Against Native Americans

Silent Victims Hate Crimes Against Native Americans

Author: Barbara Perry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2008

God's Call to Rise Higher in Life

God's Call to Rise Higher in Life

Author: Barbara Perry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2008

God's will is for us to experience change. As you read God's Call To Rise Higher In Life , you will experience Him calling and empowering you to rise up and excel in life!

Hate and Bias Crime A Reader

Hate and Bias Crime A Reader

Author: Barbara Perry Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2003

Covering everything from hate groups and extremist exploits to Black church arsons and the fall out violence from 9/11; this is an important collection that sheds much-needed light on this growing problem.

Hate and Bias Crime A Reader

Hate and Bias Crime A Reader

Author: Barbara Perry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/08/2003

Covering everything from hate groups and extremist exploits to Black church arsons and the fall out violence from 9/11; this is an important collection that sheds much-needed light on this growing problem.

In the Name of Hate Understanding Hate Crimes

In the Name of Hate Understanding Hate Crimes

Author: Barbara Perry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/04/2001

In The Name of Hate is the first book to offer a comprehensive theory of hate crimes, arguing for an expansion of the legal definitions that most states in the U.S. hold. Barbara Perry provides an historical understanding of hate crimes and provocatively argues that hate crimes are not an aberration of current society, but rather a by-product of a society still grappling with inequality, difference, fear, and hate.

In the Name of Hate Understanding Hate Crimes

In the Name of Hate Understanding Hate Crimes

Author: Barbara Perry Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/03/2001

In The Name of Hate is the first book to offer a comprehensive theory of hate crimes, arguing for an expansion of the legal definitions that most states in the U.S. hold. Barbara Perry provides an historical understanding of hate crimes and provocatively argues that hate crimes are not an aberration of current society, but rather a by-product of a society still grappling with inequality, difference, fear, and hate.

The Priestly Tribe The Supreme Court's Image in the American Mind

The Priestly Tribe The Supreme Court's Image in the American Mind

Author: Barbara Perry Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/1999

Perry illuminates the Supreme Court's unique advantages in sustaining a noble public image by its stewardship of the revered Constitution, its constant embrace of the rule of law, the justices' life tenure, its symbols of impartiality and integrity, and a resolute determination to keep its distance from the media. She argues that the Court has bolstered these advantages to avoid traps that have marred Congressional and presidential images, and she demonstrates how the Court has escaped the worst of media coverage. In this detailed examination of the Court, its justices, decisions, facilities, and programs as well as its place in modern American culture, Perry illustrates that the Court has consciously endeavored to preserve its exalted standing. The Priestly Tribe provides an original and insightful analysis of this intriguing judicial institution for students and scholars of the Court and the general public.

The Priestly Tribe The Supreme Court's Image in the American Mind

The Priestly Tribe The Supreme Court's Image in the American Mind

Author: Barbara Perry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/1999

Perry illuminates the Supreme Court's unique advantages in sustaining a noble public image by its stewardship of the revered Constitution, its constant embrace of the rule of law, the justices' life tenure, its symbols of impartiality and integrity, and a resolute determination to keep its distance from the media. She argues that the Court has bolstered these advantages to avoid traps that have marred Congressional and presidential images, and she demonstrates how the Court has escaped the worst of media coverage. In this detailed examination of the Court, its justices, decisions, facilities, and programs as well as its place in modern American culture, Perry illustrates that the Court has consciously endeavored to preserve its exalted standing. The Priestly Tribe provides an original and insightful analysis of this intriguing judicial institution for students and scholars of the Court and the general public.

A Representative Supreme Court? The Impact of Race, Religion, and Gender on Appointments

A Representative Supreme Court? The Impact of Race, Religion, and Gender on Appointments

Author: Barbara Perry Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/1991

In recent decades, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken on an increased political prominence, due largely to such controversial issues as abortion, the separation of church and state, and civil rights. Because such issues could be affected by a Court member's personal beliefs and experiences, the question of how race, religion, and gender influence Supreme Court appointments is a crucial one. In this work, Barbara Perry explores the impact of these factors on the Court, placing the presidential nominations in their historical and political contexts. She examines the question of whether justices should be chosen in order to create a representative court that reflects elements in American society. The book is based on both primary and secondary sources, including interviews with seven members of the Court. Following a detailed introduction, Perry provides a historical analysis of the appointments of eight Catholics, five Jews, one black, and one woman, revealing a link between the appointments and the political, social, electoral, and demographic contexts in which they were made. She traces the decline in importance of the religious factor, as the ascendence of religious groups in mainstream politics no longer made it necessary for presidents to maintain a representative Court position. Representative considerations, however, will continue to play a role in the selection process, and Perry argues for a reconciliation between the undeniable pull of politics and ideology and the demands for merit-based appointments. This work will add an important new perspective to studies of the Supreme Court, as well as to the study of law, political science, and American history.

Unfounded Fears Myths and Realities of a Constitutional Convention

Unfounded Fears Myths and Realities of a Constitutional Convention

Author: Barbara Perry, Paul J. Weber Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/11/1989

Since the first and only constitutional convention in 1787, 26 amendments have been added to our governing document, but not one of them became law by virtue of the convention method. Despite more than 400 applications, no constitutional convention has been called in 202 years. Indeed it was James Madison who wrote, Having witnessed the difficulties and dangers experienced by the first Convention...I should tremble for the result of a Second. In Unfounded Fears: Myths and Realities of a Constitutional Convention, Weber and Perry present a balanced, scholarly look on this controversial topic and introduce surprising conclusions. Weber and Perry seek to determine if, in fact, the first convention was a runaway, as common wisdom holds, and they examine the process by which the Convention was called. They also review the attempts since 1787 to call a second constitutional convention, and they confront many of the questions commonly raised about a potential convention, including the process for electing delegates and the ability of Congress to establish and control the convention's procedures and substance of what a convention does. In their final chapter, they reflect on the realities of a balanced-budget amendment.

Unfounded Fears Myths and Realities of a Constitutional Convention

Unfounded Fears Myths and Realities of a Constitutional Convention

Author: Barbara Perry, Paul J. Weber Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/1989

Since the first and only constitutional convention in 1787, 26 amendments have been added to our governing document, but not one of them became law by virtue of the convention method. Despite more than 400 applications, no constitutional convention has been called in 202 years. Indeed it was James Madison who wrote, Having witnessed the difficulties and dangers experienced by the first Convention...I should tremble for the result of a Second. In Unfounded Fears: Myths and Realities of a Constitutional Convention, Weber and Perry present a balanced, scholarly look on this controversial topic and introduce surprising conclusions. Weber and Perry seek to determine if, in fact, the first convention was a runaway, as common wisdom holds, and they examine the process by which the Convention was called. They also review the attempts since 1787 to call a second constitutional convention, and they confront many of the questions commonly raised about a potential convention, including the process for electing delegates and the ability of Congress to establish and control the convention's procedures and substance of what a convention does. In their final chapter, they reflect on the realities of a balanced-budget amendment.