• William Doerner
  • Steven Lab

This breakthrough work provides an organizing structure for the history and current state of the field of victimology, and outlines the reasons compelling a separate focus on crime victims. Highly readable, Victimology explores the role of victimology in today’s criminal justice system, examining the consequences of victimization and the various remedies now available for victims. In addition to adding the latest developments in victimology, the authors have included a new chapter on property victimization, and have enhanced and expanded the chapter on personal victimization. The text is supplemented by learning tools including chapter-by-chapter learning objectives, key terms, illustrative figures and tables, and a listing of related Internet sites.
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Students in the criminal justice field.


Book information

  • Published: March 2011
  • ISBN: 978-1-4377-3486-7


"This sixth edition of a text on the history and current state of the field of victimology offers a new chapter on property victimization and an expanded chapter on personal victimization. The text explores the role of victimology in today's criminal justice system, examines consequences of victimization and various remedies available for victims, and analyzes policy decisions. Some areas examined are measuring criminal victimization, restorative justice, types of restitution and compensation, sexual battery and intimate partner violence, child maltreatment, and victimization at work and school. Learning features include chapter objectives, key terms, and a list of websites."--Reference and Research Book News

Table of Contents

1. The Scope of Victimology

2. Gauging the Extent of Criminal Victimization

3. Property Victimization

4. Personal Victimization

5. The Costs of Being a Victim

6. Remedying the Plight of Victims

7. Restorative Justice

8. Sexual Battery

9. Intimate Partner Violence

10. Child Maltreatment

11. Elder Abuse

12. Victimization at Work and School

13. Victim Rights